Bollywood star Bachchan hopes for Hollywood roles
FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, Indian film actor Amitabh Bachchan arrives for the Tribute to Hindi Cinema at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco. Bachchan, Bollywood's biggest star, says he is willing to explore more Hollywood movies after his first small role in "The Great Gatsby," a 3-D extravaganza starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Indian newspapers reported Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood's biggest star, Amitabh Bachchan, is willing to explore more Hollywood movies now that he's done his first.
Bachchan says he has never been offered Hollywood films before the 3-D extravaganza "The Great Gatsby," which opens the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.
The 71-year-old said that at his age, it is difficult to expect that certain roles will come his way. "But yes, if there are people who want to cast me, I don't mind if something is offered," the Hindustan Times newspaper quoted him as saying in an interview published Tuesday.
The Indian screen legend has acted in more than 180 Indian films in a career spanning four decades.
Bachchan portrays Meyer Wolfsheim in director Baz Luhrmann's take on the classic American novel.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Mcguire and Carey Mulligan.