Posted: Apr 24, 2009
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who just completed shooting with Ben Kingsley for 'Teen Patti', is charmed by the professionalism of the Hollywood icon.
"Its been a joy to work with Sir Ben. Generous and polite, prepared and competent and cooperative with every breath. It is no wonder then that we have finished what would have involved us all for several more days," Bachchan wrote in his blog. Bachchan said that he shot some "most exotic casino" scenes with Kingsley in a London casino for the gambling thriller. He plays a math professor in the film, which is being directed by Leena Yadav. Big B has also posted some still photographs from the film besides giving details about his character.
"We are elder academicians; me more than him. I am a Math professor, generally known to be absent minded, hesitant in public and not generating too much care on clothing. Sir Ben is greatly more smooth and suave in the film," Bachchan wrote in his latest blog posting.
Kingsley, who became a household name in India with his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi, is the latest Hollywood star to join the cast of the ambitious film which already boasts of a cameo by Pierce Brosnan. Some unconfirmed reports suggest that Richard Gere will also throw in a guest appearance in gambling thriller.
Besides Bachchan, the film stars R Madhavan, newcomers Siddharth Kher, Dhruv Ganesh, Vaibhav Talwar and Shraddha Kapoor.