Amitabh Bachchan has recently debuted in Malayalam with Mohanlal's movie Kandahar. Although the film failed to do well at the Box Office, the Bollywood actor was successful in impressing the Malayalam audience with his wonderful performance. During its shooting, he had learned a few Malayalam words to address a native speaker. And he used his language skills to begin his acceptance speech at the Asianet Awards function.
Talking about his speech at the event, Big B tweeted, "My attempt at Malayali on the mike. Keralatiley ella malayalikalkum ende namaskaram." (To the people of Kerala and the Malayali speaking, namaskar! My respectful greetings with folded hands!)
However, in his blog on Big adda, he writes, "I have always admired the sense of discipline in the South." Talking about the stars, he writes, "I have admired their management qualities and the reverence they show to fellow artists and to the profession. We in the Western parts of the nation still have a long way to go before we can match up to them in this, but I think that we are getting there."