Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who spent his weekend attending a horse-racing competition, says he learnt the biggest lesson of his life while taking riding sessions.
Video: Abhishek's life-altering horse-riding lessons
"When I was a kid, I used to go to Juhu beach along with five-six other children to learn riding. The first time I sat on a horse, the horse threw me off... My trainer asked me to immediately go and sit again on the horse and said that if you don't go and sit now, the fear will reside inside you and you will never be able to ride a horse.
That was one of the greatest life lessons you can ever have," the 35-year-old actor said here at the Mid-Day Trophy horse-racing event Sunday.
"If you fall down or something you don't achieve, get back and keep riding because that is the only thing that will give you the confidence," she added. Abhishek admits the lesson helped him while he was trying to get a foothold in the industry.
"Sometimes your films don't work, the first thing you do is to get back in front of the camera to keep the confidence going and to have the belief," said Abhishek who debuted with "Refugee" in 2000 but had to wait for four years to taste success with "Yuva" and "Dhoom" in 2004 - both the films wowed critics and moviegoers.
His prominent films include "Phir Milenge", "Bunty aur Babli", "Sarkar", "Guru", "Dhoom 2", "Dostana" and "Paa". Abhishek has three big films in his hand - "Bol Bachchan", "Dhoom 3" and "Dostana 2".
However, right now he is busy promoting "Players", which is coming to the theatres Jan 6. It also features Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh.