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Abhishek Kapoor: It's still sinking in!

Abhishek Kapoor

By HT

Mumbai, Nov. 19 -- Even though most directors in Bollywood try to keep minimum gaps between their releases, Abhishek Kapoor doesn't believe in churning out a film every year. He says that the reason for it is that he chooses to make rather demanding subjects, which take time.

"It's just that the kind of films I've done have not been very easy to make. Every time I finish a movie, I feel that my next will be a light film. But somehow, I get drawn towards films that demand a lot," says the 44-year-old, who recently became a father to a baby boy.

Ask him about this new phase in his life, and he says, "It feels great. It's still sinking in. Too many things have been happening in my life back-to-back; I am also in the middle of my film. But this period feels different for sure." However, even though celebrations are being planned, Abhishek does not intend to take a break to spend time with his little one. "I go home early every evening, so that I have enough time to spend with my family. But, I don't think I'll be able to hold back on work right now. I'll keep raging ahead and making films, because I've been taking a lot of time between my releases. I want to cover up for that. I want to be little more prolific than I was earlier, and want my films to be out there," he says.

On the work front, Abhishek's next has been in the making for a while now, and will only release next year.

But the director insists that a project like this needed that much time. "It's been exhausting, but it has all been worth it," he says, adding that there is no pressure on him.

"Whether it's a big film or a small one, the pressure is the same. I put so much into my film that by the end of it, I just leave it to fate. That's all that's in my control. I don't like to think about expectations, because that's a waste of my energy. I would rather divert that into making my film as good as I can," he says.