"You can't allow comparisons
to deter you. You still have to do what you believe in. I am his
son, I love him very much and I am his biggest fan. I want him
to be around forever and I want him to be the best. I don't think
any son competes with his father. In fact, they are very happy
to stand behind and support their father - just as I do, and I
am proud of that," he said.
The actor, who has shown his acting skills in films like "Yuva",
"Sarkar", "Guru", "Delhi-6" and
"Paa", is excited about his newfound role as a TV
show host. He says he made an instant decision to host "National
Bingo Night", which will have celebrities as well as common
people playing two fast-paced rounds of the popular game Bingo.
"When the concept was explained to me and when I saw the
Australian version of the show, it was right there that I knew
that it is something that I want to do. The fact that it was
interactive and would give me an opportunity to interact with
the common man was a major draw for me," said Abhishek.
The show will feature a line-up of celebrities like Farhan
Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Kirron
Kher, but the star attraction will be his father Amitabh, who
will grace the opening episode.
"I have called dad just to make sure the show's TRPs are
good," Abhishek remarked.
After shooting for "National Bingo Night", the actor
says he will be back to his film schedules.
"I think one new thing in a year is good enough. I don't
believe in taking on too much. After 'Bingo', I'll get back
to my films as there are lots lined up," he said.
Abhishek is currently shooting for Abhinay Deo's "Crooked".
He will also be seen in films like Ashutosh Gowariker's "Khelein
Hum Jee Jaan Sey" and Mani Ratnam's much-awaited "Ravana",
in which he will feature alongside wife Aishwarya Rai.