On the occasion of Shatrughan Sinha’s birthday, prominent South Indian actors Rajinikanth and Chiranjeevi fondly remember the Hindi movie star who inspired them in their early careers.
Shatrughan Sinha’s Pan-Indian Influence
Shatrughan Sinha, a prominent figure in Hindi cinema during the 1970s, had a significant impact on Indian cinema. Despite regional divides, his influence extended beyond the Hindi-speaking regions, attracting fans from across the country.
Chiranjeevi’s Confidence Boost
Chiranjeevi, who commenced his career in Telugu cinema in 1978, credited Shatrughan Sinha as the reason for gaining the confidence to pursue acting. In his early days, Chiranjeevi revealed that watching Shatrughan on screen played a crucial role in shaping his decision to become an actor.
Rajinikanth Draws Inspiration
Even Rajinikanth, a megastar in Indian cinema, acknowledged Shatrughan Sinha’s influence on his career. In Shatrughan Sinha’s biography, “Anything But Khamosh,” both Chiranjeevi and Rajinikanth emphasized how the veteran actor served as a source of inspiration during the nascent stages of their acting journeys.
Chiranjeevi’s Candid Admission
Chiranjeevi openly expressed, “I became an actor because of Shatrughan Sinha.” He nostalgically recalled how, in the past, he would specifically go to watch Hindi films just to see Shatrughan, who, for him, was the main attraction.
Insights from Shatrughan Sinha’s Biography
Details of Chiranjeevi and Rajinikanth’s admiration for Shatrughan Sinha can be found in the actor’s biography, providing a glimpse into the cross-cultural impact and inspiration he had on fellow actors.
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