Superstar Rajinikanth was so impressed with Amitabh Bachchan's performance in Paa that he has confessed to the Bollywood mega star that he has set very high standards for actors by playing a 12-year-old progeria patient convincingly in the movie.
"Had a surprise visitor Rajinikanth in my room at the Fariyas (resort, Lonavala). He is shooting for Robot with Aishwarya (Rai) in and around Lonavala and dropped in for a chat," Amitabh posted on his blog early Sunday morning.
"He had seen Paa. I had organised it for him to see it at a private theater in Chennai and he was meeting me for the first time after that. He had wanted to speak immediately after the film got over, but somehow we missed each other," he added.
Paa that had been warmly accepted both by critics and audiences alike left its impact on the southern superstar too.
"Rajini was exuberant this morning. And we spoke for more than an hour about Paa. He said we are all upset after seeing the film, not so much because of the content and its emotional quotient, but because now that 'you have done this, what are we going to do'," wrote the 67-year-old.
Remembering his long association with Rajini, Amitabh says, "It has been a long association of friendship and professional camaraderie. Many films have we worked together in and been rewarded with success and many an evening has been spent together, talking about our craft and about life..."
Big B also praised Rajini and his life style like this..."What an incredible life Rajini has had. From a struggling bus conductor checking tickets on public transports to this God-Like figure of immense fan following and mass strength. Absolutely amazing !!" True and hearty words from a true gentleman!