New Delhi, March 13: The news that "The Great Gatsby" will open the Cannes International Film Festival in May, has left Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan delighted for the movie's team. It marks his Hollywood debut.
"It was also conveyed to me by Baz Luhrmann that 'The Great Gatsby' shall be premiered in New York on the 1st of May and that and this is hugely celebratory it shall be the opening film at the Cannes (International) Film Festival, on May 15," Amitabh posted on his blog.
A book-to-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's bestseller of the same name, "The Great Gatsby" features Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire in lead roles.
Amitabh, 70, features in a brief appearance as Meyer Wolfsheim, a man with a dark past, who helps DiCaprio's character make money when he first comes to New York after the first World War.
"This is great news, and even though there is only half-a-blink-and-you-miss role for me, I am delighted for Baz and Leonardo and Toby, and Carey Mulligan and all those that worked on the project," he wrote on his blog.
The Indian actor will attend the Cannes film fest.
"It looks like I shall be doing a lot of travelling during those days," he added.
Now Bheegi Billi joins Jackky for Gangnam style!
Bollywood actor Jackky Bhagnani is doing every bit to promote "Desi gangnam", the Indianised version of Korean musician Psy's superhit number "Gangnam style". He has teamed up with Bheegi Billi, the animated character from music channel 9XM, for a promotional video.
The promotional video, created to spread a buzz about Jackky's forthcoming film "Rangrezz", is exclusively on air on 9XM starting Wednesday. It will be heavily promoted across 9XM digital and social media platforms.
Jackky recently admitted it took him a long time to get the rights to the number, which he launched in Dharavi.
Prachi loves remixes!
Actress Prachi Desai says she loves listening to old songs, and admits she enjoys their remixed versions too.
"I like listening to classics, and I enjoy their remixed versions too. I feel glad that these songs are making a comeback in latest films," Prachi said here.
In recent times, Bollywood has witnessed a string of new age versions of old songs like "Taaki taaki" and "Dhak dhak".