Amitabh Bachchan - Amitabh Bachchan Refusing Payment For Baz Luhrmann Film

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan is refusing payment from director Baz Luhrmann for his role in upcoming film The Great Gatsby, insisting he's happy to shoot his scene as "a gesture".
The veteran Indian actor has signed up to star in the big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale, playing Meyer Wolfsheim - a Jewish man who loves gambling.
Luhrmann has spoken of his joy at Bachchan joining the cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, saying, "(I am) personally thrilled that one of the world's greatest screen legends, Amitabh Bachchan, is joining the cast. Over the years, Amitabh's films have made a tremendous impression on my life and work."
Now Bachchan has revealed he's agreed to shoot his part in the film for free.
Taking to his blog, he writes, "Baz Luhrmann, during his private visit to India last year, had dropped by my office to meet me and presented me with some paintings of a prominent painter that was accompanying him.
"He called last month and wondered if I would do this small role in his film and I agreed. It is a gesture. I have refused any remuneration on this too."


Contactmusic

Tags: Amitabh Bachchan - Baz Luhrmann - The Great Gatsby

Advertisement

More Amitabh Bachchan

The Great Gatsby Movie Review

Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) is the perfect director to take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel about the American dream, simply because he's an expert...

Amitabh Bachchan and Bollywood Stars Are Toast Of Cannes Film Festival [Pictures]

The stars of Bollywood were the surprise sensations at the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival, with stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan...

Carey Mulligan And Emeli Sande Stand Out At 'The Great Gatsby' NY Premiere - Part 1

The cast of Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' make their arrivals at the movie's New York premiere. Among them are Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher...

Advertisement

Good Genes Or Good Ops: Which Male Celebrities Don't Show Their Age?

We've all had that moment; looking at photos of our favourite celebs and then jumping out of our seats screaming, 'He's HOW old?!' Well, we've...

The Great Gatsby Trailer

When Nick Carraway moved from the Midwest to New York in 1922 to kick start his business career, he unknowingly rents a house right next...

Bol Bachchan Trailer

Abhishek Bachchan plays a conman with the same down and his flamboyant, eccentrically dressed twin brother Abbas Ali. Ajay Devgn plays Prithviraj Raghuvanshi, a gangster...

The Great Gatsby Trailer

It is 1922 and Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who moved to New York to kick off his career, rents a house next door to the...

Advertisement

Comments

Amitabh Bachchan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Amitabh Bachchan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All