"It has changed a lot and is changing," the 72-year-old veteran said when asked  to define of the taste of audience nowadays and whether they go for stars or scripts.

"I think the younger generation is dictating what it wants. They want to see something different, something which is not usual and that's how cinema is progressing," he added.

Amitabh who will be soon seen in 'Shamitabh', hopes 'Shamitabh' turns out to be a project that adds to the bundle of new ideas, concepts and thoughts prevalent today.

"There is huge progression as far as that thinking is concerned," said the thespian in his distinct baritone. He is as impressed by his co-stars Dhanush and Akshara as he is with the young audience.

"This younger generation is wonderful to work with. They do their role, they come prepared, and every day is a challenging moment for all of us," he said, adding that they work together as professionals for the film and for the product.

"I have great admiration for Dhanush and Akshara," said the Big B, and praised the fact that younger film stars today are very competitive, but still appreciative towards each other's work.

"They are very focussed, aggressive, determined and well-equipped. They know exactly what they want to do, how they want to do it, where they want to go and that just makes them very attractive and I am very impressed by them," he said.

Big B, Dhanush and Akshara's 'Shamitabh', directed by the acclaimed R Balakrishnan aka R Balki, will release this Friday.

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