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When Leonardo DiCaprio called Amitabh Bachchan ‘astoundingly talented’

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

11th Nov, 2020. 11:27 am
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Leonardo DiCaprio Amitabh Bachchan

Star Amitabh Bachchan has a huge fan base not only across the globe. He was among those actors who raised the standards of Bollywood cinemas. He contributed a lot of time to boost the industry.

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the international fans Big B has. Leonardo himself is a big star, he is known for his romantic role as Jack in Titanic.

Leonardo and Amitabh worked together in 2013’s The Great Gatsby, in which Amitabh Bachchan made his Hollywood debut as a Jewish gangster Meyer Wolfsheim.

The movie was a major hit and was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. At that time, the ‘Inception’ actor revealed that he had talked about Indian Cinema with Amitabh.

“He couldn’t be a more gentle, wonderful individual to work with,” he told a source. “And astoundingly talented. To come and play Meyer Wolfsheim in this movie and embody that roughness and a mystery, everything that comes out of his mouth is filled with so much more and so much presence. And then you see the camera cut and he’s the perfect gentleman, just a joy to be around and a wonderful collaborator. He’s a magnificent actor and I was honored to work with him.”

He added, “The truth is I haven’t watched a lot of Indian films in my life but we did talk about them at great length and we always had interesting stories to tell about how we started as actors and what it was like for him. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my experience working with him.”

Amitabh had also recalled his experience in a 2017 social media post, “The Great Gatsby premiere at Cannes and with the star Leonardo DiCaprio at the red carpet and then on stage. Me giving introduction speech in Hindi. 100 years of Indian Cinema. He is the most humble and down to earth co-star.”

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