Mumbai: “Lion” king Sunny Pawar called on Shiv Sena ‘tiger’ Uddhav Thacekray and his family on Wednesday.
Thackeray and son Aditya received Sunny and his family at their home, a few hours after he landed in Mumbai, following a grand stage presence at the 89th Academy Awards function in Los Angeles.
The brief welcome and round of felicitation included Thackeray presenting him a large bouquet of flowers and Sunny reciprocating with a small bouquet amid prolonged applause. When Thackeray about his favourite actors, Sunny replied:
“I adore Ajay Devgn, Rajanikanth and Hrithik Roshan. I love acting.” Sunny and the Thackerays spoke in Hindi as Sunny, of south Indian descent, cannot speak Marathi.
Sunny added that he would continue to act. The Thackerays blessed him. He was accompanied by his entire family including parents Dilip and Vasu, his younger brother and sister, grandparents, uncles and aunts and a retinue of little cousins.
Earlier, Sunny was given a rousing reception at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.