You had your eyes wide open when you saw Denise Richards romancing our Bollywood action hero Akshay Kumar in Kambakht Ishq; you had your jaw drop when you saw Sylvester Stallone having a laugh with size zero girl Kareena Kapoor on the sets of the same film. Now, Vidhu Vinod Chopra has signed in Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke for his next big project. It's the West meets the East season. But wait, there's something more which is going to get you blackjacked!
Leena Yadav Bajaj's film Teen Patti, rings a bell? The high-stake gambling film with a cause which is headed by Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, R Madhavan, Raima Sen and many others is due to release this year. The film is said to have been inspired from a true story of MIT students who mastered the art of card counting and took Las Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. In fact, Hollywood made its own version of the film last year, the Kevin Spacey starrer 21.
Now seeing our Bollywood directors getting inspired by the western neighbours is one thing, but seeing these big Hollywood stars getting inspired by our Bollywood cinema is another. And to join the ongoing list of biggies is an Irish-born Hollywood actor who swept the entire world by his suave acting skills. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele after which there was no looking back and what followed were blockbuster films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Golden Eye, Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies, Laws of Attraction, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Tailor of Panama and Mama Mia, to name a few. He had the biggest and the maddest female following in the UK during his 'Bond' days and of course, he was popularly known around the world as 'Bond, James Bond'. And the newest name to join the elite list of Hollywood actors in a Bollywood film is Pierce Brosnan in Teen Patti.
Mr. Brosnan's scenes were entirely shot in Oxford, UK, and the film kick starts with him in a sitting cameo. Whether or not he will be sharing screen space with Big B or Ajay Devgan will only come to light when the film releases. That's not all. We've also come to know that Jon Harris who edited Guy Ritchie's film Snatch has also been roped in to edit Teen Patti. Looks like it's all going to be a clean cut for director Leena Yadav Bajaj who is all set to win hands down by roping in Pierce Brosnan and Jon Harris. The question remains - are they worth the gamble?