Big B to share screen space with Gere

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is going to share screen space with Hollywood actor Richard Gere in his upcoming film ‘Teen Patti’. According to a unit member, "The makers wanted an international name for the cameo. Though other names were also in consideration, they decided on the Pretty Woman actor who is well known to the Indian audience not only as a Hollywood star but also as an AIDS activist who frequently travels to India."

Earlier Pierce Brosnan was assigned to do the cameo but when he opted out, Gere was roped in. Years back Gere hit the headlines for casting packs of kisses on Shilpa’s cheeks during the AIDS awareness campaign. Gere has been a regular visitor to India and he has good connection with Parmeshwar Godrej in relation to AIDS awareness causes.

In ‘Teen Patti’ Mr Bachchan is playing the role of a professor who tutors five of his brightest students to fulfill the mission of high-stake gambling. The star cast includes Madhavan and newcomers, Siddharth Kher, Dhruv Ganesh, Vaibhav Talwar and Shraddha Kapoor (daughter of Shakti Kapoor).