Amitabh Bachchan has been tapped to co-star with Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Macguire in Baz Luhrman's 3D Great Gatsby, in a juicy character role as Meyer Wolfsheim, inspired by real-life gangster Arnold Rothstein.
More proof that America is starting to take India very seriously.... The Wall Street Journal has revamped and beefed up their India coverage and added a Bollywood blogger to their India Real Time line-up....
And the New York Times has launched a whole new blog on India, called India Ink, with an impressive list of contributors.
Hollywood and the western media woke up to India in a big way the last ten years. I'm waiting for western publishing to do the same. So far, they seem oblivious to India's lit boom. But I predict in the next two years every author who can will be maneuvering, manipulating and sweet-talking their way into Indian litfest invitations. (I could predict which ones will, but I'll keep that to myself. :) )