Two of Bollywood’s most prominent stars, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, recently collaborated for a television commercial, marking their reunion after a 17-year hiatus. The commercial, directed by R Balki, garnered significant attention. Balki described the experience of working with these two ‘legends’ as extraordinary.
“This momentous occasion marked the first-ever collaboration between Amitji and SRK for a commercial project. The shoot was nothing short of iconic. It felt like two long-lost buddies reuniting on set after many years. While we were all excited, their enthusiasm was infectious. It was akin to witnessing two legendary individuals embrace their inner child. I’ve never felt such elation during a shoot, and I’ve never been more disheartened when it concluded. Their camaraderie is unparalleled, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Everest for entrusting me with this unique advertisement,” Balki shared in a statement, as quoted by the Indian Express.
Amitabh Bachchan also shared his thoughts on working with King Khan, stating, “I’ve always believed in the power of simplicity, and this campaign perfectly captures that essence. Collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan was a fulfilling experience, and together, we celebrated the joy of home-cooked meals.”
Last month, during an ‘Ask SRK’ session on X (formerly Twitter), a fan asked Shah Rukh Khan to share a few words about his experience working with Amitabh Bachchan. The iconic actor responded by saying, “It was so much fun to work with @SrBachchan after so many years. I returned from the shoot feeling inspired and blessed. And just to let you know, he even beat me in a race!”
Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have previously shared the screen in legendary movies such as “Mohabbatein,” “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham,” and “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.