Real and reel bonds tie BigB and TV star Pawan

The Kkasam Se actor, Pawan Shankar, will share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan for the second time.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2006 15:53 IST

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Kkasam Se actor Pawan Shankar will share screen space again after their ad for Reid & Taylor. This time the duo will be seen in a commercial for Dabur Swas Amrit, which will go on air in the second week of December.

Both have too many things in common to ignore. They are both from Allahabad, both their families happened to know the Nehrus quite well and both their fathers were Hindi litterateurs.

Pawan's grandparents were the caretakers of Swaraj Bhavan, the home of the Nehrus in Allahabad after Anand Bhavan. His father Shyam Krishna Pandey was the all India secretary of the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan. Of course, Amitabh's father was the renowned Harivansh Rai Bachchan and the family had close links with Indira Gandhi.

Even on an individual level, the coincidences don't cease. Both left corporate jobs to get into the glamour industry and both of them are passionate table tennis players.

"It's quite nice to share so many similarities with such a legendary actor, but of course, there is no comparison with Mr. Bachchan," said Pawan, who can be seen in Zee TV's "Kkasam Se" as a lawyer and STAR Plus' "Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan".

First Published: Dec 07, 2006 15:53 IST