Features Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute| March 12, 2015| 5.00 pm IST Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen in a commercial with southern superstars, says he has had immense admiration and respect for actors and filmmakers of the southern film industry since the beginning of his career. "My admiration for the Southern Film Industry needs no endorsement...I have had great respect for the thespians and the giants of the Industry - all of whom I had the great privilege to spend time with," the "Big B" posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com. The 72-year-old's 1971 film "Pyar Ki Kahani" was a remake of Shivaji Ganesan's film "Kaikudhta Deivam". "I did my first Hindi film in the South, which was a remake of a Shivaji Ganesan film 'Kaikudhta Deivam', and the amount of trouble I had during its making, not being able to even reach an inch of the work that was done by Shivaji in the original," he added. Big B says he never stopped touching Ganesan's feet every time he met the southern superstar. "He was paired with the extraordinary talent of Savithri his leading lady - an exceptional artist, the likes of which you never get to see nowadays," he added. Big B shared pictures from an advertisement shoot with Southern stars. He then wrote about each of them: (Image Courtesy: Amitabh Bachchan's blog) "Prabhu, the son of the iconic Shivaji Ganesan, who has left behind some of the most prolific performances. Follow @thenewsminute Vikram, is Prabhu’s son and a star in his own right in the pictures above. Nagarjuna, the son of the great Telugu thespian the iconic Akkineni Shiva, the son of Rajkumar, the idol of millions in Karnataka And then the lovely Manju Warrier from the Malayalam cinema, a darling of the Industry and a most talented artist .." he wrote. Tweet  Follow @thenewsminute

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