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Richard Gere with Amitabh Bachchan

Published: Monday, April 13, 2009, 14:05 [IST]

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Looks like Leena Yadav's playing her cards quite well. Our UK sources have confirmed another big Hollywood star has been roped in to share screen space with our one and only Big B. It seems that the presence of our mighty, legendary and iconic actor is surely pulling the crowd from L.A. The West meets the East season continues with gears changing thick and fast on the celluloid track, and the one to win the race this time around is the humanitarian and actor, Richard Gere. You heard it right!

Hollywood's favourite lover boy of the late 80's and early 90's is all set to share screen space in his first Bollywood film this year alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Gere visits India frequently as he shares a great rapport with the industrialists and socialites for the AIDS cause he has taken up since quite a few years now. The sad part is that he will not be shooting for the film in India. Our sources from the UK have also confirmed that the actor has watched quite a number of Bollywood films in the recent past. What's surprising is that he has seen Shilpa Shetty and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Lal Baadshah after Shetty won the coveted crown of the Celebrity Big Brother.

Teen Patti's last schedule goes under way in London from next week with Big B and Richard Gere. The last time you must have seen both the actors share space together was in London's Madame Tussaud's. Now the same city is playing the host to bring the two icons of world cinema together which is creating a spark in the film fraternity. But a different kind of spark was created when the Hollywood star was seen the last time he visited India. Remember Gere planting a kiss on Shilpa after her Big Brother win in the UK and was taken for a ride by the Indian media and the law for his indecent behaviour on stage?

All said and done, Leena is sharing a great bond with Richard Gere we hear and is quite happy to have him for the film. After Sylvester Stallone, who will make his debut in Bollywood with Kambakkht Ishq, Richard Gere will be the next big Hollywood star to watch out for in B-town.

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