Superstar Rajnikanth met Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan at a star-hotel in the city. Rajnikanth, who had returned from London after completing a grueling schedule of shoot of his upcoming film Kochadaiyan, headed directly to the hotel in which Amitbah Bachchan had been staying. Amitabh was in the city to take part in the inaugural ceremony of the cricked carnival, the IPL-5, held last evening.
Clad in a sleek black shirt, Rajnikanth looked as smart as ever as he called on Amitabh and enquired about his health. It may be recalled that Amitabh underwent surgery in his stomach to treat a recurring stomach-ache. Now that he has recovered fully, Amitabh has started taking part in functions and other events.
Rajnikanth’s visit was described as a ‘courtesy’ call. Both Rajnikanth and Amitbah have formed a mutual admiration club.
After his meeting with Rajnikanth, Amitabh tweeted on his blog site saying “Rajnikanth came to the hotel to call on me…I could feel he is back on track after last year’s major illness…thanks to the Almighty…It’s always a nice thing to be spending time with him….”
Amitabh and Rajnikanth have starred together in films like Andhaa Kaanoon, Geraftaar and Hum and have been great off-screen buddies too. Rajnikanth’s fans won’t forget the fact that it was Amitabh who had recommended to Rajnikanth to get admitted to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, considered as the best in the field, to get treated for his kidney-related ailment.