The new advertisement from Kalyan Jewellers is making waves for more than just its shiny gold.
Manju Warrier has come out of a 14-year retirement to face the cameras again - and that too with Amitabh Bachchan.
"I consider this as a second birth. My first shot was with Amitabh Bachchan sir," said Manju. "I took his blessings before the shoot and stepped in for my second innings in the industry."
The 'Vishwasam Athalle Ellam' advertisement is being shot in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada, and Manju will be teaming up with actors Nagarjuna Akkineni, Prabhu Ganeshan and Shivaraj Kumar.
Amitabh also tweeted about it. "Working today for Kalyan Jewellers ad campaign with the sons of three legends of the South Film Industry and a superstar from Malayalam, Manju Warrier. She had left films at her peak some 15 years ago and came back just because she wanted to be in this ad."
In picture: Big B with Manju, Nagarjuna and Prabhu
Text: Sify/PTI; Images: Twitter/Big B's Facebook page