It’s his debut international project in an acting career of four decades. And even if he has a blink-and-you-miss-it role in The Great Gatsby, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is happy about sharing the frame with Hollywood biggies Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire.
“I play Meyer Wolfsheim for about a few seconds… yaa…by the time you look down on your popcorn to pick another morsel, I’d be gone from the film… he he… kinda short service,” the actor posted on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.
Though for a short while, Amitabh will be seen sharing the screen space with Hollywood stars Tobey Maguire and Leonardo Di Caprio.
“Mr Leonardo de Caprio – he be soo gorgeous, no wonder all the ladies flockin’ to him He be Gatsby, and spiderman Tobey Maguire be his good friend. But sittin’ in the frame talkin’ to spiderman and D (Leonardo), was pretty darn okaaaay ! whadya’ say, me members of the extended families !! But they be nice and polite people, I’ll say that .. nice and polite,” he added.
The $125 million project is a 3D adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name.
The film talks about Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, who finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Other cast members for The Great Gatsby include Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher.