Dostana put smile back on Abhishek’s face


Dostana has hit the jackpot at the box office and Abhishek Bachchan, who pretends to be a homosexual in the fun flick, is happy to be a gay icon.

“I’m very happy with that. Why should I be surprised or shocked? I think homosexuals are as human as anyone else. It’s a matter of great pride if I’m their icon,” said Abhishek. He described his pairing with John Abraham in the film as the jodi of the moment. “Other screen couples can go eat their hearts out.”

His effeminate gestures in Dostana have raised eyebrows and there’s talk that his father hasn’t liked his character or performance in it. “Why should he take offence? Not at all! It was just a comedy. My whole family has thoroughly enjoyed it. Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? It’s a normal fun film,” he said.

The actor said the disappointment of Drona has been wiped away by the success of Dostana. “It’s always wonderful to be part of a hit.” Abhishek is enjoying the hit. “It gives you back your self-confidence. I worked very hard on Drona. I felt hugely disappointed when it didn’t do well. Drona will always remain close to my heart.” — Agencies