In an old clip that is doing the rounds on social media, Big B is heard saying that actors go through an experience in a film which most of the people will go through once in a lifetime. Let’s say, the death of a parent. People might go through that experience once. However, actors have to go through that experience at least 10 or 12 times.
Elaborating further, the megastar added that to bring reality to the scene, actors sometimes like to imagine that it is actually happening to us. According to him, for the actors to keep doing that, film after film, 12-15 times, is sometimes a very painful experience. However, as they are professionals and it is required of them to do so, they do it.
Not just the sad scenes, Amitabh Bachchan said that this happens to actors even while enacting romantic and comedy scenes. According to him, most actors go through this several times and they spend a lot of their emotions that are supposed to be inside. That is why perhaps a lot of actors go through great psychological and mental troubles. He added that a lot of us cannot face it and in order to face it, they take the support of alcohol and drugs.