Sir Ben Kingsley returns to India with Teen Patti

May 17th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Ben Kingsley London, May 17 (ANI): After almost three decades, ‘Gandhi’ star Sir Ben Kingsley has returned to India - as a Bollywood star.

The Oscar-winning actor, who garnered much appreciation for his role of Mahatma Gandhi, will star alongside India’s superstar Amitabh Bachchan in thriller Teen Patti.

The storyline revolves around a reclusive maths genius who becomes involved in the world of gambling. The name is a reference to a popular game of three-card poker.

The film represents a milestone in the melding of Bollywood with Western cinema. It is also the first Indian movie to feature a Western actor in a lead role.

“Ever since I left India after filming Gandhi, I wanted to participate. I can’t go back to India as a tourist. I can’t do it. I need to be creating or doing or telling a story in India,” The Telegraph quoted Kingsley, as saying.

In Teen Patti he plays Perci Trachtenberg, regarded as the world’s greatest living mathematician, who befriends Bachchan, a shy fellow academic. (ANI)

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