Amitabh Bachchan’s portrait on display at Hong Kong exhibition

Last Updated: May 30, 2010, 08:41 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has apparently achieved another high point in his high profile cinematic journey. Reports reveal that a portrait of the living legend is to be on display at the Art HK 10 exhibition in Hong Kong, which would be there till this Sunday.

None other than Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann took his picture last year and renowned Aussie artist Vincent Fantauzzo painted it.

Big B’s portrait is one of the 155 top galleries of 29 nations participating in the exhibition.

“Vincent’s portraiture tends to be about reflecting iconic people in different stages of their career. Amitabh Bachchan, in my opinion, is probably a greater force than any Hollywood actor has ever been. I was struck by his level of peace and spirituality,” a news daily quoted Baz as saying.

“He’s more that just an actor — to a lot of people, he’s a leader and someone of influence. He has a responsibility to those that worship him as this icon,” added Vincent.

Baz is also planning to exhibit the painting of other Bollywood bigwigs like Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan at other art shows.

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