Amitabh Bachchan Heads to Hollywood
At 68, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is ready for a whole new world. The iconic actor will be making his Hollywood debut in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead.
Amitabh, who is called Big B in Bollywood, is the latest to join the cast of the romantic drama. He will play Meyer Wolfsheim in the film, according to an official statement from Warner Bros Pictures. The $125 million project is a 3D adaptation of the classic F Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name.
While Big B hasn’t commented on his move towards the West just yet, Baz Luhrmann said, "I am personally thrilled that one of the world's great screen legends, Amitabh Bachchan, is joining the cast. Over the years, Amitabh's films have made a tremendous impression on my life and work."