Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Tamil superstar Rajnikant paid rich compliments to each other's qualities as actors and human beings.
Bachchan said Rajnikant, whose film Sivaji: the Boss hit the theatres today, is "perhaps the most excellent example of what India is all about, what human beings are all about and what life is all about".
Pointing to the humble beginning of Rajnikant as a bus conductor and his rise to stardom, Bachchan said "look at the proportions that he has reached and how much he has achieved".
"He (Rajnikant) is a very simple human being...The kind of adulation is seen for him in our country, I don't think any Indian star has ever ever experienced that and that speaks a lot because Hindi cinema is more prominent cinema", Bachchan said.
Rajnikant, for his part, told reporters in Chennai that there could not be any comparison between him and Amitabh Bachchan.
<b1>"He (Amitabh) is a very big personality. I am too small a man in front of him", the Tamil actor said.
He further added that there could not be any comparison between him and Amitabh Bachchan.
On his return from Hyderabad, where he screened the Telugu version of the film for TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, the actor told reporters here that "he (Amitabh) is a very big personality. I am too small a man in front of him."
Asked what was the speciality of Sivaji, he said everything in the movie is special.
Rajnikant fans all over the state have started celebrating the movie's release by breaking coconuts in front of the actor's cut-outs in front of cinema houses which would be screening the movie. In some places, they poured milk over the cut-outs. Tickets for 20 days had been sold out in advance, cinema house owners claimed.