His daughter-in-law,Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan,is a Cannes veteran with over a decade of appearances at the prestigious red carpet. This year,however,Amitabh Bachchan is likely to steal the limelight from her as he will walk at the 66th Festival de Cannes. The actor will attend as a member of the cast and crew of The Great Gatsby. The Baz Luhrmann movie is a magnum opus based on the roaring 20s.
It is set to open the festival on May 15,stated the media communication from the festival. Adapted from the famous novel of the same name by American writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald. Bachchan is playing Meyer Wolfsheim,a man with a dark past,who helps Leonardo DiCaprios character make money when he first comes to New York after World War I.