Nagarjuna Excited To Work With BIG B
Nagarjuna has expressed his joy at being able to share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan albeit in a TV commercial for Kalyan Jewellers. They had last met on the sets of Khuda Gawah in 1992. Nagarjuna cherishes every moment of those days and says that he always learns something in the presence of the greatest actor of Bollywood. Both Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna are legends in their own right.
Amitabh Bachchan, more popularly known as the "angry young man" of Bollywood has featured in over 180 Indian films in a lucrative career that has spanned more than four decades. The Big B is considered one of the best and most prolific actors in the history of Indian cinema. His aura has not stayed within the boundaries of the country.
The renowned French director Francois Truffaut labeled him a "one-man industry" as he single handedly led Bollywood to glory in the 70s and the 80s. He has been rewarded for his exceptional contribution to Hindi cinema. He has bagged the prestigious National Film Awards as Best Actor thrice. He has been a regular recipient of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. He has won fourteen Filmfare Awards, often touted as the Oscars of Bollywood.
Amitabh Bachchan has diversified in his career and has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter with the popular reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati. He had a brief political life too but took an early exit after things turned sour. The Government of India has acknowledged the greatness of this man by rewarding him with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001. He made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby which has received adulation worldwide.
Meanwhile Nagarjuna is a sensation in the South. He is both an actor and a producer who has contributed immensely to Telugu cinema. He has also been seen in Bollywood movies and Tamil movies. His filmography is as long as ninety movies. As far as awards are concerned, he has bagged two National Film Awards, two Filmfare Awards South and nine state Nandi Awards. He is the owner of the production house, Annapurna Studios and is also the president of the not for profit film school, Annapurna International School of Film and Media in Hyderabad. His activities are not restricted to films alone. He is also the co-founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a registered society recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India. His popularity can be gauged by the fact that he was listed #56 in Forbes India top 100 Celebrities for 2012.