Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone in The Great Gatsby?
Is Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone going to be a part the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby? At least that’s what one of his tweets suggests.
Big B’s tweet on the micro-blogging website states: “The Great Gatsby official opening film for Cannes Film festival, May 15th…come one
come all…half blink and you miss role for me (sic).” Later, he also tweets: “Baz Luhrmann just informs me about Cannes… there is excitement all around… Jazz y wanting to use my voice in sound track… sure (sic).”
Also, Bachchan informs that the film’s premiere might take place in New York, USA, on May 1 this year. “But to be confirmed…I shall be there, you bet (sic).”
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