Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil are both competing at each other, but they are all not so dissimilar. For one both movies have plots that hark back to the ’80s and ’90s, and both have item songs that are just recreated versions of popular nostalgic songs (Raees has Lailaa Main Lailaa, while Kaabil has Haseeno Ka Deewana). However the biggest common factor that both the movies have is their homage to the Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan.

We had done a story where we spoke about the similarities between both the movies, where we had mentioned the Big B factor. Let’s talk about Kaabil first. You might have seen it in one of the trailers, where Hrithik Roshan imitates Amitabh Bachchan’s voice over the phone to fool his wife (played by Yami Gautam). In the case of Raees, you just cannot miss the Big B influence, right from the posters to Shah Rukh Khan’s angry young man image. To top that, there is also a scene in the second half where one of Amitabh Bachchan’s movies is being played in a drive-in theatre.

Naturally, Amitabh Bachchan had took on to Twitter to let everyone know how ‘humbled’ he feels over both the movie giving references to him. But then nearly, every movie made in Bollywood pays homage to the man in one way or the other. Well, here’s his tweet about his how humbled he feels over both Raees and Kaabil paying homage to him…

I am not believing this .. but am extremely humbled, to see my reference in name and film, in both the recent releases – RAEES and KAABIL

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 27, 2017

Here’s what he individually has to say about both Raees and Kaabil..

T 2515 – ‘KAABIL’ most convincing film .. endearing, superior performances, and dexterously handled by Sanjay Gupta, director ! Congrats !!

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 26, 2017

T 2515 – Congratulations Shahrukh .. RAEES .. loved your anger in it !!

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 26, 2017

Both Raees and Kaabil are running successfully in the theatres.