|Rating his movies and his performances
Honestly speaking, I don't like my films. When I watch them, I see a lot of scope for improvement, so if I were to see any of my films, like "Dhoom", I might say... 'It would have been better if...' or 'had it been...' and this is all about evolving.
Six-pack abs like other Bollywood
(Laughs) Just because I don't show six-pack abs doesn't mean that I don't have them. I cannot play Gurukant Desai with six-pack abs, and the tough cop who does not take any nonsense in "Dhoom" or "Dum Maaro Dum" cannot be someone who loves taking his shirt off and show his six-pack-abs. I need a concrete reason to take my shirt off on screen and when I see a point in doing so, I will definitely be showing them like Aamir did in " Ghajini".
Why Abhishek Feels Hurt
I feel very bad when people say that I am in this industry only because I am Amitabh Bachchan’s son that all my hard earned money is not something that I deserve. Don’t they understand that I have to know something for the producers to say that they want me for a film of theirs. People who tweet like that or criticise me should understand that just like them, I am also human. Do they think that stars don’t have hearts? It hurts very badly.
When the word 'no' had become a constant in his life.
I began as a brash youngster, and was bitter towards everyone who didn't appreciate my work. I realized very soon, that the world was only interested in the end result. It took 17 flops to discover myself. The journey to discovering yourself begins with confidence and introspection. My father was the one who guided me back to the camera and encouraged me to try harder. It is important to aim for success without a safety net.
If he wasn't an actor
I'd be a struggling actor.
On Coping With Flops
After the failure of (Mani Ratnam’s) Raavan I could not shoot for at least 10 days. It was nice that (director) Rohan Sippy understood and cancelled the scheduled shooting of Dum Maaro Dum (back then). It is very tough to face the world after every flop. After all, it's not great to fail when you have a superstar waiting for you at home.
On seeing his daughter for the fist time
I was just relieved that she was born. I was happy my wife (Aishwarya) wasn't suffering anymore. I was more concerned about her. It's really funny because I thought there would be this huge epiphany, you know. I said it to a friend of mine that may be there'd be a shaft of lightning, angels will come down but none of that happens. It just dawns upon you that there is this beautiful life in the world that you are kind of responsible for. I never knew you could look at some people for so long. I'm very impatient and it's just fantastic, it's wonderful.
What brings Abhishek immense Joy
I'm still enjoying the feeling of being a daddy... It's just about sinking in. What makes me the happiest these days is greeting my little daughter and ‘talking’ to her after a hard day’s work. Asihwarya is looking after her 24x7, but whenever I get time I do help her out. I do change her nappies if she wakes up in the night. As a couple we decided to do everything ourselves without the help of any maid. Aishwarya is doing a fantastic job as mother. I think she wants to enjoy every moment of motherhood, so it’s unlikely that she will return to acting very soon. But I’m sure she would continue acting. I am the last person to stop her.
Releasing Beti B pictures
She is too small right now. Plus, I don't understand why everybody wants to see her? But don't worry. We will organize a press conference for her first picture. Jokes apart I think its bit pompous to release her photos, world will have a look at her when she starts going out naturally with the family.