"Not really", says Abhishek after giving it a momentary thought, "When you start making a film, you don't think things like 'I am gonna make a great film' or 'My film would be such that it would be remembered by generations to come'. Cliched as it may sound but the fact is that you just want to make an entertaining film with all honesty. This is what happened during my attempt with Rock On as well and all factors came together to make the film a huge success that it is today."
How did he actually believe in himself after a disastrous directorial debut two years back with Aryan - The Unbreakable? Didn't he feel like taking a more conventional route after his debut project didn't quite win him many accolades?
"I won't deny that I was shattered after the poor box office returns of Aryan - The Unbreakable. My self confidence went quite low and it took me quite some time to gather myself all over again and begin work on my next project. Agree that the film had it's flaws and Rock On is a far superior film in comparison. Still, I know that those who saw the film didn't really hate it. It was horrible promotion which completely killed it even before it's release. There were so many delays and rescheduling in terms of theatrical release and by the time it arrived at theatres, no one even knew about it."
That's not quite the case with Rock On though about which everyone is talking even as the film is approaching 50 days.