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'My acting style similar to my mother'

Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan has turned 33 today. Unfortunately he won't be able to celebrate his birthday with his family. Junior Bachchan believes his acting is similar to his mother- Jaya.

entertainment Updated: Feb 05, 2009 15:36 IST

Amitabh Bachchan is an icon for many a budding actor but his son, Abhishek says his own acting style is more like that of his mother, Jaya.

"Dad is an inspiration to the whole world. His creativity, dedication are legendary. He is a great source of inspiration. However, my acting style is more like my mother. I would like to believe that I have the best of both," the junior Bachchan told PTI in an email interview.

Abhishek, who suffered a setback at the box-office with Drona last year, hopes for a turnaround with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's ambitious film about Delhi.

The actor considers himself to be lucky to to get the opportunity to work with some great veterans in Mehra's film.

"The script was novel and had a great narrative but the clinching factor was the cast. When Rakeysh discussed with me who he wanted to cast in the film, I just knew that I had to be a part of this film.

"Where will any actor get the opportunity to stand in the same frame as all these great actors we had in this film. It was an awesome experience," Abhishek said.

The story of Dilli 6 is set in the backdrop of the walled city. Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri and Atul Kulkarni are in important roles in the film which has Abhishek and Sonam Kapoor in the lead.

When asked about his character in the movie, Abhishek, who is celebrating his 33rd birthday tomorrow, said, "I am playing the character of Rohan Mehra who is born and brought up in New York.

"Roshan has never been to India but the course of the film brings him to his ancestral home for the first time. The challenge of the character was to stick out and blend into the surroundings." he said.