"I am very close to him. He is a wonderful person and a fine actor with such a rich body of work," Sharman, who is married to Prem Chopra's daughter Prerna, told IANS.
"There is so much to learn from him. We have spent so much time together that now me and my father-in-law are like friends. We bond well. We have a great rapport," added the 34-year-old seen in films like "Golmaal", "3 Idiots" and "Ferrari Ki Sawaari".
Sharman says his father-in-law has achieved so much in his life that he is an inspiration for others.
"He has accomplished a lot. He is constantly working. He is one person who loves his work. He doesn't need any encouragement," said Sharman who also praises the senior actor's "disciplined" life.
"I like the way he leads his life like exercise, routine and diet. He has a lifestyle to follow," he added.