Amitabh Bachchan Says 'The Great Gatsby' Role Is Not A Hollywood Debut

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be next seen playing the role of a Jewish gangster named Meyer Wolfsheim in upcoming Hollywood movie The Great Gatsby and though it is being said that the role is Big B's Hollywood debut, the Shahenshah himself claims that it is not so.

Talking to a news agency, the veteran actor said that he doesn't look upon the role as a Hollywood debut because it was done as a friendly gesture when Baz Luhrmann asked him to play the role. Bachchan further added that he is seen as a mentor to Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jay Gatsby in the film.

Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, the film is directed by Baz Luhrmann and also stars Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.