I did The Great Gatsby for free: Amitabh Bachchan
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has a blink-and-you-miss-it role in Hollywood film The Great Gatsby, says, he did the film for free as a gesture.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, The Great Gatsby stars Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire.
"My role is just small and hardly of a minute. Baz Luhrmann was touring India on a motorcycle couple of years ago..going all over the country. He dropped in at my office with a friend who did some painting work for me. We just had a casual conversation and he left," Bachchan told reporters here at a promotional event of KBC.
"A year-and-half ago he called me and said he has a small role for me, which he felt was not worthy for me. He asked if I would do it and I readily agreed. I did it as a gesture. It is not remunerative...I have not charged anything...just a gesture," he said.
The 69-year-old actor, who essays the role of Meyer Wolfshiem, is seen sporting a moustache and beard in the trailer of the film.
"I still don't have the liberty to talk about the film. It is the contract that binds me...for talking about the film, my role. All I can is that I am very happy and delighted to have work with a genius person like Baz Luhrmann," he said.