Abhishek Bachchan in awe of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan was caught at his candid best at an event on Wednesday (7 August 2013), where a volley of questions were fired at him, right from his upcoming films, what it was like working with perfectionist Aamir Khan, in Dhoom 3 to who he idolises in filmdom. So without much ado, here are excerpts of what the actor had to say.
Asked about his favourite actor, Abhishek said: "For me, as a fan and as an actor, it's going to Amitabh Bachchan. But honestly speaking, having been an actor for 13 years now, I know what it takes to stand in front of a camera and give a shot.
"I really think anybody who manages to perform in front of the camera with all the pressure is a great actor."
The 37-year-old says his father's films have always inspired him, and his dedication is commendable.
"All his films have inspired me since I was a kid... since Saat Hindustani to now. I feel the best thing about him is whether the film works or not, his work is always good and his dedication is great," he said.
"I can't think of a film where someone didn't like his work. We just try and be as good as him," added the proud son.
Nevertheless, he believes his profession needs guts - so whether one is a newcomer or a veteran, he feels the acting profession is tough overall.
"Any actor, be it in their first film or whether they have done 100 films, from Yusuf saab (Dilip Kumar) to a newcomer, I think they are all great actors. It takes a lot of guts to do what we do and it is difficult," he said.
Upon being probed as to what it was like working with a perfectionist like Aamir Khan in the upcoming Dhoom 3, Abhishek said he hopes to work with Aamir again in the fourth installment of the franchise, and says he could play the "good guy".
"'Dhoom is Dhoom and it's the third time round. Jai and Ali are back and this time we have Aamir with us! What an honour for any actor to get the opportunity to work with Aamir. You just get to learn so much by just observing him," said Abhishek.
"He (Aamir) is so helpful and so caring and giving as an actor that I am honoured to have worked with him. Let's see, we'll try and convince him to come back in Dhoom 4 as a good guy," he added.
Abhishek feels that heroes playing antagonistic parts isn't really a new trend.
"We have had our mainstream heroes doing villain roles for very long. I did it in Yuva in 2004, my dad did it in Parwana. I think heroes have always done it and it's got to do with the character, it's not about being a good guy or a bad guy," finished off the 27 year old.
Abhishek will next be seen in Dhoom 3, Dostana 2 and Farah Khan's Happy New Year.