In May next year, Amitabh Bachchan (70) will walk the red carpet for the premiere of his Hollywood debut, The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and co-starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire among others.
This is the first time in a career spanning over four decades that Amitabh will represent the country amidst a galaxy of stars who have an international presence.
At the time he bagged the role of Meyer Wolfsheim in the film, Amitabh had said it would be a sheer delight to work with a genius like Luhrmann and a host of co-stars with such an astronomical presence in the world of cinema.
A source from Warner Bros Pictures, the film’s distributors, corroborated the news and added that they even had confirmation about Amitabh willing to attend the premiere when the film hadn’t been postponed.
A source close to the actor told TOI, “Amitabh is very excited about this premiere. It is scheduled for May next year, a week before the film releases. He is planning to attend the big event. He is the kind of figure who is worshipped in the country but has a global presence.”
While plans are still being chalked out, the premiere is most likely to happen in Los Angeles although London could be an alternative venue.