Our superstar Rajnikant is a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan, and always sings hosannas about him. Last week when the controversy started on who is the bigger star, Rajni said on national television: "Amitji is the emperor, while I'm just a king he is much bigger than me".
However at the world wide box-office last weekend (June 15 to 18), when Rajnikanth's Sivaji clashed with Amitabh Bachchan's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (JBJ), the southern superstar stole a march over Big-B. JBJ produced by the number one production house in the country Yashraj, has bombed and even failed to take an opening!
On the releasing day in Mumbai and Delhi Sivaji opened to 100 percent, while ‘JBJ’ could muster only a measly 45 to 55 percent! In south where distributors had earlier requested Yashraj to postpone the release, it was totally swept away by the Sivaji tsunami. In Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore `JBJ` had such a miserable opening, that theatres refused to report.