After winning accolades in Paa, Amitabh Bachchan will now be seen in two diverse films (Rann, Teen Patti) enacting equally diverse roles. While Bachchan enacts the role of a media moghul, whose word is considered gospel truth in Rann, he enacts an equally challenging role in Teen Patti.
It's a known fact that Sir Ben Kingsley also plays a crucial part in Teen Patti, but there are murmurs that Hollywood heavyweights such as Pierce Brosnan and Richard Gere also appear in cameos. "That's completely true. There's no reason why we would keep them under wraps if they were part of Teen Patti. But the fact is, they aren't," Teen Patti producer Ambika Hinduja tells me.
Another news doing the rounds is that the film has gone over-budget, from Rs.12 cr. to Rs.20 cr. "Not true again. I'd like to clarify that the budget of the film was never Rs. 12 crores. Also, the film was completed within schedule and there was no question of the budget hitting the roof," Ambika sets the record straight.