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Satyajit Ray couldn’t afford Big B

Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray had often thought of casting actor Amitabh Bachchan in his films but stepped back apparently due to the actor’s heavy price tag, the late director’s wife Bijoya has revealed.

regional movies Updated: Oct 28, 2012 00:22 IST

Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray had often thought of casting actor Amitabh Bachchan in his films but stepped back apparently due to the actor’s heavy price tag, the late director’s wife Bijoya has revealed. “He (Satyajit) said, ‘I’ve thought of Amitabh often but they are such expensive actors. Our Bengal film industry doesn’t have that kind of money’,” Bijoya writes in her new book, Manik and I.