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'Kingsley has a crucial role in Teen Patti'

india Updated: Feb 19, 2010 19:59 IST
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Teen Patti

Filmmaker Leena Yadav is amused by rumours that Hollywood actor Ben Kinsley plays only a cameo in her upcoming film

Teen Patti

. The director says Kingsley has a substantial role and is present throughout the movie.

"Sir Ben is playing the role of a great mathematician named Perci Trachtenberg in 'Teen Patti'. He has this whole graph with Mr Bachchan in the film and there is a lot of emotion involved," Yadav told PTI.

"I don't quite understand the concept of cameos and guest appearances. Sometimes a great actor can come and do something so spectacular even in a two minute role.

If the character is strong, it can just bring a complete turnaround in the proceedings in the shortest duration possible. One has to look at the impact that an actor creates," said Yadav, who has earlier made


with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt.

"Sir Ben is present for much more than two minutes in

Teen Patti

. He has a crucial role in the film and is present throughout the narrative from start to finish. Along with mathematics, there is a little bit of magic also involved," Yadav added.

While one looks forward to how the character played by Kingsley adds value to the plot of

Teen Patti

, the film could well hold the record for maximum number of cameos.

Ajay Devgn, Jackie Shroff, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ranjeet and Shakti Kapoor would be seen enacting short but important parts in the film.