Big B was initially offered the role by director Shankar.
Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan are both very big names in the Indian film industry. While Rajinikanth rules Kollywood, Big B has inspired a lot of people in B-town. What is as awesome as their cine careers is their great friendship and it seems that an epic opportunity to see these two veterans together on screen was thwarted.
Amitabh Bachchan has revealed that he was approached by the Kollywood big-shot director Shankar to play villain opposite Rajini in the 2010 film Enthiran. But Big B was advised against playing the role by the Superstar. Here is what the yesteryear's angry young man was quoted as saying,"Shankar had come to me and he wanted me to play the villain (in 'Enthiran'). I called Rajini. He said, 'people will not accept you as a villain, so don't do it'. I said okay."
The Bollywood veteran heeded his friend's advise and refused the offer. There were also rumours that Amitabh was approached for Enthiran 2 as well, but has since been denied by the actor. Looks like the Superstar offered sage advice to Mr Bachchan. But the fans will be disappointed knowing that an epic face-off between the two actors was on the cards but the idea did not come to fruition.
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