Amitabh Bachchan Cast in “The Great Gatsby”

Legendary Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan is breaking into Hollywood. Credit: Winners Delhi News

Legendary Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan is breaking into Hollywood. Credit: Winners Delhi News

It’s as if all our cinematic dreams are coming true. Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved novel “The Great Gatsby” has started production in Australia. The biggest news, though? A statement released by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures revealed that Amitabh Bachchan has signed on to be a part of the magnificent cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher.

Bachchan will play the rambunctious and troublemaking gambler Meyer Wolfsheim, who helps DiCaprio’s Gatsby make money after first arriving in New York City.

After four decades in the industry and nearly 180 films throughout his career, the Big B finally forays into Hollywood…and we couldn’t think of a better fit from Bollywood for such a legendary story and film.

How do you feel about this casting? Do those of you who have read the novel think a desi can fit the role properly? Sound off in the comments!

Saniya Tabani is a contributing writer to Divanee.com.