"Great working with Baz Luhrmann, Di Caprio"
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose first look in his debut Hollywood movie "The Great Gatsby" is out, says it was great to work with Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The 69-year-old actor sports a moustache and beard in the photo, released today by Warner Bros. Bachchan, who plays a small role of Jewish money lender Meyer Wolfshiem, is seen sitting with DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
While Bachchan maintains that it is a friendly appearance, the film bosses promise that he is prominently visible in the trailer, which debuts tomorrow. "I still do not have the liberty to talk of the film in a personal capacity. Contracts bind me, but this I can say that it was a sheer delight to work with someone of such great genius as Baz Luhrmann and a host of co-stars that have astronomical presence in the world of cinema ? Leonardo and Tobey and the other greats.
"The attention to detail, the amount of research and finesse on recreating the 'times' of NYC in the those early years, was simply brilliant. I am certain that when you shall see the film, you will realize that you have indeed been transported to another decade of the early years," Bachchan posted on his blog.
He also praised the professionalism and dedication of the Hollywood filmmakers. "There is a quiet sense of professionalism that works without notice and corrects or adjusts or informs when and if there is need for it. The language and accent director, theassistants who shall come and ask you to be on set, or if on it to be ready for the take. All done with such gentle ethics, you wonder if you actually deserve this or not."
The movie, a big screen adaptation of American author F Scott Fitzgerald classic of the same name, follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings.
Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is soon drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. DiCaprio stars in the title role of Gatsby, Maguire plays the narrator --Nick Carraway while Carey Mulligan stars as Daisy. PTI