Abhi debuted in 2000 with J.P. Dutta's 'Refugee', which was only moderately successful. What followed was a string of miserable flops. Most critics opined that Abhishek Bachchan would have to go, that he had no potential, and that he would never be able to live up to his father's name. 'Yuva', released in 2004, caught everyone by surprise. Abhishek's character, Lallan, earned rave reviews.