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."
Abhishek spoke here Wednesday at the unveiling of the Mandate magazine cover featuring him and Big B in the same frame.
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, everyone is a good actor.
"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.