Famed Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg is in India meeting with the country's top film magnate Amitabh Bachchan according to the Times of India report on Mar. 3, 2013. Spielberg is said to be taking a meeting with the Indian film association which consist of 400 actors, producers and directors.
Bachchan is one of India's film superstars with a movie career that spans over forty years in the industry with numerous production credits as an actor and producer.
In part of Bachchan's television career he hosted "India's version" of the hit U.S. TV game show, "Who wants to be a Millionaire." Bachchan played a role in the Oscar winning film, "Slum Dog Millionaire," in which the movie's plot pivots around the said India version of the game show. "Slum Dog Millionaire" was nominated for 10 Oscars in 2009, winning eight Oscars.
Bachchan was honored with the esteemed privilege to carry the Olympic torch in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Director, screenwriter and producer Steven Spielberg and his DreamWorks Studios production company are responsible for some of Hollywood's most prolific films. Spielberg too has 40 years in the film industry.
Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for "Schindler's List" (1993) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). Three of Spielberg's films "Jaws" (1975), "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" (1982), and "Jurassic Park," (1993) achieved box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time. The approximate gross of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $8.5 billion worldwide. Forbes puts Spielberg's wealth at $3.2 billion.
Spielberg produced and directed this year's highly acclaimed film "Lincoln." The Academy Award winning film, in which Daniel Day-Lewis won the Oscar for Best Actor.
Spielberg formed a partnership in 2009 with Anil Ambani, chairman of India's Reliance BIG Entertainment. Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios received $875 million, coming from Ambani, the Walt Disney Co. and loans made by a syndicate of banks.