However, he's okay with the job as long as he isn't acting in the project as well. "I hate producing films. It's just that I got lucky (with 'Paa'). But I hate it," Abhishek, who played a reel father to his real father Amitabh Bachchan in the 2009 movie, said.

"During 'Paa', I had a very difficult time because the producer in me came in the way of the actor in me. I would be more comfortable in producing a film without me acting in it. If I have to produce a film in which I am acting, that would need a lot of preparation and organisation from my part," he added.

Abhishek's next as a producer is 'Shamitabh', which again stars his megastar father.

"'Shamitabh' is more enjoyable because I am just the producer in that. Production is a very difficult job and it's a very thankless job," said the 38-year-old.

Being directed by R Balakrishnan aka R Balki, the movie also stars Dhanush and Akshara Haasan.

'Paa' was also directed by R Balki, and Abhishek says the doors of his home production AB Corp will always remain open for the acclaimed filmmaker.

"He means a lot to me as a director, and helped me restart my production house with 'Paa'. He made me into a producer by making 'Paa'," he said.

Production apart, Abhishek is all excited about his big screen appearance in Farah Khan's 'Happy New Year', which releases on October 24, just a day after Diwali.

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