Ever since they played mother and son in Fiza, Jaya Bachchan treats Hrithik Roshan like her own son. But now, she has competition. Shabana Azmi, who saw Guzaarish, has adopted Hrithik. The multiple National award-winning actress says that she has not seen a performance like Hrithik's in Guzaarish in a very long while.
"If I had a son, I'd like him to be Hrithik. His eyes speak volumes. His body language and his whole demeanor is breathtaking. Main to fidaa ho gayi. Actor ho to aisa," says Shabana.
Hrithik is overwhelmed by Shabana's response. Says the superstar, "Of all the compliments I've received for Guzaarish so far, Shabanaji's is the best. Actually, I haven't had time to allow any of the compliments to sink in."
So, who says an actor cannot compliment another even if they are competing for the same roles and within the same box-office parameters can't be friends?
After the screening, Abhishek was seen profusely complimenting Hrithik, thereby putting an end to all the talk about the two not seeing eye-to-eye since Hrithik's pairing with Aishwarya is so much in-demand. "You should make an action film. There's so much pent-up violence within you," Abhishek was heard telling Sanjay Bhansali after the screening.
The Big B, who has worked with SLB, said the film was magical. "The way Sanjay creates on celluloid is just so awesome. Everything and everyone perfect."
When asked to comment on his bahu Aishwarya's performance, the Big B said she was "restrained and dignified".