Actor Abhishek Bachchan has defended Indian film industry and dismissed the notion that Bollywood lacks originality.

The criticism hit headlines following Abhishek’s next project ‘Players’ which is a remake of a super duper Hollywood film, The Italian Job.

‘Players’ is not a first film of its kind, as the Indian film industry has produced number of films inspired from the Hollywood movies.

However, the junior Bachchan refuted claims that Bollywood has started making a lot of unoriginal stuff, and said that Bollywood is not all about copying previous things.

He also shared that the Indian cinema produces almost one thousands movies a year, and if a few of them are remakes, the credit cannot be taken away from Bollywood.

"We make close to a thousand movies a year. If five or six of those thousands are remakes of older films or films from a different language, suddenly we are being labeled with a trend," Bachchan said.

"It’s not only Western films being remade but also older Hindi and Indian films. I think it’s more of a creative choice than anything else. The director wants to make a film and it’s their creative choice," he added.

Abhishek is the son of the veteran artists
Amitabh Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan
and the husband of the former
Miss World

Aishwarya Rai
. He started off his film career in 2002 with a fine movie, Refugee. So far in his journey, Abhishek has given a number of blockbusters such as Dhoom, Dostana, Paa and Guru.

The Abbas-Mustan action thriller, Players’ includes many famous faces including

Bobby Deol
Sonam Kapoor
Bipasha Basu
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Omi Vaidya
Sikander Kher

The actors alongside the entire team of the movie are doing everything to promote their new flick and during their promotional tour, the whole crew recently visited the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

“Had the morning off so drove down to Ajmer Sharif. Went back there after almost 7 yrs. It’s always wonderful to go there and seek blessings.  Driving back to Jaipur after visiting Ajmer Sharif Darga,” Abhishek Bachchan wrote on his Twitter page after visiting