Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan's friendship dates back to decades
Last Updated: 12.26 PM, Oct 11, 2022
Bollywood Shehanshaah Amitabh Bachchan turned 80 today (October 11). The film industry is celebrating the big occasion by talking about his contribution to the industry and wishes are pouring in from all quarters for the actor. In the meantime, Superstar Rajinikanth, too has taken to his social media page to wish the Big B. Calling Amitabh Bachchan an inspiration, Rajinikanth said that he was the superhero of the film industry. He wrote, "The legend.. someone who has inspired me always… the one true sensation and superhero of our glorious Indian film fraternity enters 80 .. happy birthday my dearest and most respected @SrBachchan Amitabh ji .. with lots of love and best regards always (sic)."
Amitabh Bachchan, who replied to the Superstar, said that he cannot compare himself with Rajinikanth's stature, glory and status. Thanking Rajinikanth for the wishes, Big B wrote, "Rajni .. sir .. you give me too much credit .. I cannot compare myself to your immense presence stature and glory .. you have been not just a colleague,but a most dear friend.. your graciousness I do envelop with my gratitude and love (sic)"
It is to be noted that Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan have worked in a number of films together, which includes Andha Kanoon (1983), Giraftaar (1985) and Hum (1991). Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan have also remade each other's films, some of which comprise Don (Billa), Khoon Pasina (Siva), Trishul (Mr Bharath), Laawaris (Panakkaran), Mard (Maveeran), Amar Akbar Anthony (Shankar Salim Simon), Namak Halal (Velaikkaran), Khuddar (Padikathavan), Deewar (Thee) and Majboor (Naan Vazhavaippen) to name a few.
Amitabh Bachchan, who made his Bollywood debut with Saat Hindustani (1969) was last seen in the movie Goodbye and Brahmastra. While Goodbye, directed by Vikas Bahl, was a unique family drama which also featured Rashmika Mandanna in her Hindi debut, Sunil Grover, Pavail Gulati, Ashish Vidyarthi, Elli AvrRam to name a few. On the other hand, Brahmastra was a fantasy adventure film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji that also starred Nagarjuna, Shah Rukh Khan along with Amitabh Bachchan. The film is being released in two parts. Amitabh Bachchan has a slew of films in his kitty, which includes Uunchai, Project K and The Intern remake (which was initially supposed to star the late Rishi Kapoor).