"I would like to believe that I learnt a lot. I can definitely
say I am a better actor today than I was in 'Refugee' - 100
percent. If you are not improving with every film, then there
is something seriously wrong with you.
"I see my father today - after 40 years in the industry
and having done over a hundred films, he still tries to do better
than his last performance. That's what you have to keep doing,"
The 34-year-old does not shy away from admitting that the failure
of a film takes a huge toll on his confidence.
" 'Raavan' was one of the toughest films I have ever made.
I had really worked hard for it; so did everybody. When a film
doesn't work, it really hurts. It's disappointing, it ruins
your confidence. It takes a huge toll on an actor and then to
come up and face the camera again takes a huge amount of courage
and effort," he said.
Abhishek also revealed he finds it difficult to swiftly shift
from one character to another and he always carries some trait
of his previous character to the subsequent one.
"I think you put a lot of yourself into a character and
you take back a lot. Whatever you take back, somewhere or the
other it is used in the next character you are doing. May be
in a different form. It's difficult to shift from one character
to the other very fast. But it's not insurmountable," he
All said and done, Abhishek is determined to stay and play
a long innings. He has a handful of projects, including "Game",
"Dum Maro Dum" and "Players" - all of them
will release one after another in 2011.