Amitabh Bachchan is an icon, an exceptional actor, but even after all these decades, he remains a passionate viewer of others’ work. After he watched Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan, the actor penned letters of appreciation to two of the film’s leading actors—Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu. The film is Abhishek Bachchan’s first after a two-year sabbatical.
According to a report by DNA, the star was so overcome with emotion after seeing Abhishek’s performance in the film, he was unable to give him a feedback. When Abhishek asked his father for his reaction, the veteran actor apparently told him, “I will speak to you later.” On the same night, he put out this tweet.
T 2927 – There are times when you are so choked with emotion that it is impossible to speak .. or say and express anything .. I am such now .. and there shall be occasion to find out why soon .. !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 9, 2018
Amitabh, in his letter to Vicky, wrote: “I have always admired your work, your versatility in Manmarziyaan is exceptional.” He also sent a bouquet of lovely lilies.
Vicky shared a picture of the letters with a tweet and #Manmarziyaan.
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) September 11, 2018
Taapsee, who has worked with Amitabh in Shoojit Sarkar’s Pink in the past and is working with him again in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla, was ecstatic to get one as well. Sharing a picture of her with the letter and a bunch of flowers, she wrote: “Finally! This letter! A milestone achieved.”
THIS LETTER !
A milestone achieved ! pic.twitter.com/RnmqgkFEJ2
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) September 10, 2018
Manmarziyaan, set in small town Punjab, is the story of love, lust, marriage and ex-lovers, all rolled into one heady mix. It belongs to a genre that Anurag isn’t associated with.
After the film’s preview in Mumbai, Kalki Koechlin, Anurag Kashyap’s ex-wife, tweeted that she could hardly believe that Anurag had directed a romantic comedy.
— Kalki केकला (@kalkikanmani) September 8, 2018
In the past too, Senior Bachchan has shown his appreciation for the work of other actors and sent letters to Ayushmann Khurrana, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Randeep Hooda.
Taapsee, whose work in Mulk has been appreciated, has Badla and Tadka in her kitty. Vicky’s graph, which has only seen an upward swing, will prepare for his next, Takht, the ambitious new project of Karan Johar.