At the premiere of his Hollywood debut, The Great Gatsby in New York, Amitabh Bachchan was left overwhelmed. The moment he put his foot on the red carpet, his fans went crazy and started cheering for him. The US media had no idea who he was and thought that it was Leonardo walkinfg down the red carpet. But they were surprised to see it Big B walking down the carpet. They had no clue as to why there was such a big commotion.
Amitabh Bachchan, being as honest and humble as he is, he tweeted, “Back from The Great Gatsby premiere and has to be said… the EF (extended family) was the main attraction. Simply superb! American media, fans, security in shock. Thank you my EF, and thank you to those that cheered their lungs out. US media thought Leonardo had come, when noise went up,”
He added had it not been for his extended family, his fans, crowding the stands, “no one would have even noticed me”.“I really have no words to express my gratitude to all of you that cheered in virtual world, and on the streets of NYC… indebted,” posted the 70-year-old.
The movie, The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann and marks Big B’s debut in Hollywood. He portrays the character of Meyer Wolfsheim an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name. The movie, which also stars Tobey Maguire and Leonardo Di Caprio.