His has been a long and steady march from being the son of Bollywood's most celebrated actors to the teenage heartthrob of millions.
With rising fame for Abhishek Bachchan has, however, come the inevitable consequence of constant media speculation on his 'romantic life', something which invariably stems from his tag as Bollywood's 'most eligible bachelor'.
Though, personally, Abhishek would rather be known for his line of work rather than for his personal liaisons, he neverthless is not uncomfortable with the constant media prying into his personal life considering it just an offshoot of being an actor.
"Having the tag of ‘most eligible bachelor’ being attached to you is really embarrassing. I would much rather they call me a successful actor. I’m not complaining, as long as they look upon me favourably. But I would much rather that I’d be known for my work," Abhishek said.
"I keep my private life private because I don’t want people to know what pajamas I go to bed in, on what side of the bed I sleep, what I say to my dad or how I talk to my mother when I order my lunch. We conduct our lives on a public stage but please I would request people to leave this bit to us so that we can keep our sanity. Am I uncomfortable? I would say no. Because I know that an actor’s life comes under immense scrutiny and observation. If you don’t like it then you shouldn’t become an actor. If you want to be there, then you must know how to deal with it."
Abhishek said he was amused by all the stories in the media about, say, horoscopes being matched, his impending marriage and so on.