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Bollywood star Bachan hopes for Hollywood roles


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Amitabh Bachan is shown in a scene from the film "The Great Gatsby"
Amitabh Bachan is shown in a scene from the film "The Great Gatsby"

NEW DELHI: Amitabh Bachan, Bollywood's biggest star, says he is willing to explore more Hollywood movies after his first small role in ''The Great Gatsby,'' a 3-D extravaganza starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Bachan says he has never been offered Hollywood films before. The 71-year-old said that at his age, it is difficult to expect that certain roles will come his way. ''But yes, if there are people who want to cast me, I don't mind if something is offered,'' the Hindustan Times newspaper quoted him as saying in an interview published Tuesday.

The Indian screen legend has acted in more than 180 Indian films in a career spanning four decades.

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Javed Nabi May 14, 2013 05:49pm
He would make a great villain in a James Bond or a Star Trek movie.
Chen May 16, 2013 03:15am
Better offer role to our lollywood actress Meera ... Movie will be super hit :P
Janan May 14, 2013 06:37pm
what about replacing Sylvester Stallon in Rockey series and the expendables
sadafali May 15, 2013 04:22pm
Abdul Whab May 14, 2013 06:06pm
He should retire and rest now.
Javed Nabi May 14, 2013 06:01pm
He looks way older than Bruce Willis. Besides, he just won't be able to match Bruce Willis' humorous remarks and the way he delivers them under dangerous, life threatening situations. Bruce Willis owns Die Hard. Amitabh would look better singing his way out of a dangerous situation. Would that be acceptable to the Die hard fans of Die Hard movies?
HM, Canada May 14, 2013 08:33pm
He now looks like a villain..Not a hero...
Majid May 14, 2013 08:27pm
Indian Jones part 5 :)
Muhammed Javaid May 14, 2013 06:59pm
He is a good replacement for Michael Douglas. He is charismatic, good looking and his voice has magic.
Faisal Taquie May 14, 2013 10:52pm
Big B is a much better actor than most global actors, Hollywood included. Its a shame that he did act as a lead in a major Hollywood blockbuster.....If you need any proof, just look at his acting in Sholay....
G.A. May 14, 2013 03:20pm
Maybe he can take over from Bruce Willis who really seems to be aging for the Die Hard roles.
ANK (@Oil_Scams) May 15, 2013 05:09am
What a down to earth and truthful person to admit he was not offered the role before. We know many extra level actors claim often turning down Hollywood offer. Great remains great even if offered from Hollywood or not.
ANK (@Oil_Scams) May 15, 2013 05:11am
Not sure why some friends have given thumbs down.