Mohanlal is a better actor than Leonardo DiCaprio: Amitabh Bachchan
Mohanlal is arguably the best actor the country has ever produced. His body of work and the range of characters he has performed in his illustrious career speaks volumes about the legendary actor he is. Filmmakers, critics and his colleagues have all heaped praise on his stupendous acting prowess.
VA Shrikumar Menon, a renowned ad filmmaker who is set to direct Mohanlal in two highly ambitious projects – Odiyan and Mahabharatha – revealed about Amitabh Bachchan’s admiration for the Malayalam superstar. He narrated the episode during a recent programme organised by Manorama Online.
Shrikumar Menon was working with Amitabh Bachchan for an ad film shoot. Amitabh Bachchan had just returned back from acting with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Hollywood movie The Great Gatsby. A curious Shrikumar Menon asked Bachchan about his experience working with DiCaprio. He casually shrugged it off and said to Shrikumar Menon, “You come from a place which boasts of a better actor than DiCaprio – Mohanlal. There is no actor in world cinema who performs more precisely than Mohanlal.”
Amitabh Bachchan has always had huge respect for the two superstars of Malayalam cinema- Mohanlal and Mammootty. He has worked with the former in couple of films – Aag and Kandahar. Speculations are also rife about VA Shrikumar Menon roping in Amitabh Bachchan to play a prominent role in the 1000 crore project Mahabharatha. Only Mohanlal has been confirmed as of now and the makers are expected to officially announce details about the other cast members by the end of this year itslef. Let’s hope Amitabh Bachchan signs for this much anticipated movie. If it happens, it will be phenomenal to watch two of the country’s greatest actors together on screen.