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‘Absolutely Unprecedented’: Amitabh Bachchan Recalls ‘Shahenshah’ Upon Release Of Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan

‘Absolutely Unprecedented’: Amitabh Bachchan Recalls ‘Shahenshah’ Upon Release Of Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan

Sep 8, 2023

In the glitzy whirlwind of Shah Rukh Khan’s much-anticipated ‘Jawan’ release, the spotlight momentarily shifted to Bollywood’s legendary icon, Amitabh Bachchan, as he fondly recalled his iconic 1988 hit, ‘Shahenshah.’

With a career spanning over six remarkable decades, Amitabh Bachchan is undeniably one of Bollywood’s most influential stars, and ‘Shahenshah’ holds a special place in his heart.

Taking to social media, Amitabh Bachchan, popularly known as Big B, reminisced about the golden days when ‘Shahenshah’ took the nation by storm.

In response to a fan’s tweet, reminiscing how a staggering 20,000 people rushed to witness the film’s first show at New Delhi’s Sheila Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan humbly responded, “Those were the days… and there were many more such days… absolutely unprecedented…!! Humbled and filled with pride.”

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About Amitabh Bachchan’s Shahenshan

‘Shahenshah,’ a 1988 action drama, was a masterpiece produced and directed by Tinnu Anand. The film’s gripping storyline was crafted by Jaya Bachchan, with Inder Raj Anand handling the screenplay. This cinematic gem also featured a stellar ensemble cast, including Meenakshi Sheshadri, Amrish Puri, Pran, Aruna Irani, Prem Chopra, and Kader Khan, among others.

Notably, ‘Shahenshah’ marked Big B’s triumphant return to the silver screen after a hiatus during which he ventured into politics. The film’s unforgettable dialogue, “Rishte mein to ham tumhare baap hote hain, naam hai Shahenshah” (I’m your father in relation, and the name is Shahenshah), became etched in the annals of Bollywood history, earning a permanent place in the hearts of fans.

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About Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan

Meanwhile, in the contemporary Bollywood landscape, Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawan,’ directed by Atlee Kumar, has generated an electrifying buzz. The film boasts a star-studded cast, including Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, and a special appearance by Deepika Padukone.

Before even hitting the screens, ‘Jawan’ achieved a remarkable feat by shattering advance booking records, surpassing even the highly anticipated ‘Pathaan.’ As the nation eagerly awaited its release, jubilant fans were seen bursting crackers and dancing outside theatres, turning the occasion into a grand celebration.

With such fervour surrounding ‘Jawan,’ it’s no wonder that this film is poised to achieve triple-digit box office numbers on its opening day.

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