Amitabh Bachchan and Academy-award winner Sir Ben Kingsley will be seen together in Leena Yadav’s next, Teen Patti.
The movie said to be inspired by the Hollywood flick 21.
Amitabh Bachchan is currently in London shooting for the Teen Patti’s last schedule.
“Soon after we (have to) get into a photo shoot and (start) reading rehearsals for the shoot with Sir Ben Kingsley. He plays an important part in the film,” Amitabh Bachchan posted on his blog.
Media reports have hinted that Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan may star in Teen Patti.
In his blog, Amitabh Bachchan has hinted about the presence of big stars in the movie.
“There are some important names being mentioned for the shoot, but unless it all happens it would be premature to talk of them. Perhaps a little later when we are deep in progress on our work,” he wrote.
“Early on, the vision for Teen Patti was international and singular. Having followed Sir Ben’s work over the years, it is my great honor and delight to have two stalwarts on the same platform,” producer Ambika Hinduja, said.
“Few actors can match Mr. Bachchan’s talent presence and I believe that Sir Ben complements it all and more,”she added.
On his first day of shoot in London, Amitabh Bachchan was informed that the famous commentator and TV presenter David frost wanted to interview him.
“I am told Sir David Frost, that great commentator and TV personality, wishes to interview me for a programme he does on India. Such an important personality, what ever would he find talking to me, I wonder.” was Bachchan’s response on his blog.
“The possibility of meeting up with two decorated personalities and in fact working with them together seems awe inspiring,” said Amitabh Bachchan.
In Teen Patti, Amitabh Bachchan plays a professor who tutors five of his best wards played by R. Madhavan, and newcomers Siddharth Kher, Dhruv Ganesh, Vaibhav Talwar, and Shraddha Kapoor in high-stake gambling.
Teen Patti has been scripted by Shivkumar Subramaniam and Shabd director Leena Yadav.
“Sir Ben Kingsley is every director’s dream actor, with acting prowess honored the world over,” Leena Yadav said.
“In a sense, Teen Patti brings him back to the same land that made him a legend with Gandhi. I am thrilled to be directing two of the world’s finest acting talents, Sir Ben and Amitabh Bachchan,” she added.