April 21,2009

Mumbai: Contrary to reports that said Richard Gere will be a part of Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Teen Patti’, news has it that Sir Ben Kingsley, has been signed for the role. Cinemagoers are sure to love the experience of watching the finest stalwarts of acting – Ben Kingsley and Big B share screen space in the film. Ben Kingsley, who acquired legendary status due to his role in ‘Gandhi’, has reportedly given his consent for the film.

Producer Ambika Hinduja confirmed the news while talking to a news daily, “Early on, the vision for Teen Patti was international and singular. Having followed Sir Ben’s work over the years, it is my great honour and delight to have two stalwarts on the same platform.”

Talking about Amitabh Bachchan, the producer said, “Few actors can match Mr Bachchan’s talent, panache and his presence, and I believe that Sir Ben complements it all and more.”

‘Teen Patti’ director Leena Yadav added, “Sir Ben Kingsley is every director’s dream actor, with his acting prowess honoured the world over. In a sense, ‘Teen Patti’ brings him back to the same land that made him a legend with Gandhi.”

“Speaking for myself, I am thrilled to be directing two of the world’s finest acting talents, Sir Ben and Mr Amitabh Bachchan. I could not have asked for more,” the lady said excitedly.

So, for now it’s Ben Kingsley!