Amitabh Bachchan is one of the top-rated and accomplished actors in India and according to him, Mohanlal is the finest actor he has ever seen.
Revealing this, director VA Shrikumar said that he had an opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan for an ad film and that he'd asked him about his experience in working in the Hollywood film The Great Gatsby, particularly about sharing screen space with the Titanic star Leonardo Di Caprio.
Interestingly, the Big B stunned the director with the reply that there could be no greater actor than Mohanlal who can perform any role with ease and finesse. VA Shrikumar spoke about this at an event organised by Manorama Online to release an app 'Veshangal', as a tribute to Mohanlal.
He also went on to add that when he narrated the conversation between him and Big B to Mohanlal, the star merely smiled which shows his humility. The event was well-attended with Mohanlal, VA Shrikumar Menon and a host of actors from the Malayalam film industry being present.
It may be mentioned here that VA Shrikumar is currently wielding the megaphone for the Mohanlal starrer Odiyan and will once again team up with him for Randamoozham. Odiyan, which went on the floors recently in Kasi, is progressing at a rapid pace. After completing the current schedule in Kasi, the team will be returning to Kerala where elaborate sets will be erected to recreate the Thenkurissi village where the story is set.
Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal share a good rapport and have worked together in films like Aag, which was directed by maverick director Ram Gopal Varma and later in the Malayalam film Kandahar which happened to be the Big B’s debut in the Malayalam film industry.
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