Nobody wants to make unsuccessful film: Abhishek
His last release (in January) was Abbas-Mustan`s `Players`, an official remake of Hollywood crime thriller `The Italian Job`. Despite heavy promotion and an ensemble star cast, `Players`, one of the most anticipated films of 2012, failed at the box office.
"I think you have to deal with it (flops). Thankfully, you carry on working. It is never nice to talk about it…it is never a pleasant experience. Nobody wants to make an unsuccessful film. Everybody works hard to make a film successful," Abhishek told PTI.
"As an actor I made a conscious decision that I don`t want any excuses (for films not doing well). I don`t want to say the editor did not edit it properly or this or that person did not do their work properly. I don`t want to point fingers at anybody. I want complete responsibility by saying that I did everything that I could do," he maintained.
The Junior Bachchan has delivered quite a few flops in the recent past, including Farhan Akhtar`s home production `Game`, Ashutosh Gowariker`s `Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey`, Mani Ratnam`s `Raavan`, Goldie Behl`s `Drona`, Aditya Chopra`s `Laaga Chunari Mein Daag`, among others.
However, his performance in films like `Paa`, `Dhoom` series, `Guru`, `Sarkar` and `Dostana` have been appreciated.
Asked if he has got his due as an actor, the 36-year- old, who made his Bollywood debut in 2000, said, "I think I was given too much due. I think people think I am a much better actor than actually I am. I think I have lot more to do and improve. I think people are too kind to me."
"I am very harsh on myself. As an actor I am my worst critic ?I feel I have been given too much due, I am not acting fake by saying this. But I genuinely believe that, I feel I have lot more to do and learn," Abhishek said.
Before choosing a film, the actor has his own set of parameter which he strictly follows.
"I have one parameter and a condition and that is more important. That is – your heart should tell you to do a film. If that is not there then I won`t do a film. I have never worked from my mind…thinking strategically. Be it the biggest director and a very good script, but if my heart is not with it I will not do it."
The chirpy actor would be seen next in Rohit Shetty`s `Bol Bachchan`, which is inspired by Amol Palekar`s 1979 comic flick `Gol Maal`. Set for release on July 13, Abhishek would be seen along side Ajay Devgn, Prachi Desai and Asin.
After that the actor would feature in the third installment of Aditya Chopra`s hit franchise `Dhoom` (2013).