Mumbai — British director Peter Webber, best known for his feature debut “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, says he would love to make a cross-cultural film with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

"I would love to work with Amitabh Bachchan. Who would not? He is a living legend. He is amazing and I would like to make a movie with him, which has elements of both India and England, basically a cross-cultural film. That would be interesting," said Webber.

The director is in India to judge the International Competition section at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival with filmmakers Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Ritesh Batra and Ron Mann.

Webber said Bachchan and other Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan enjoy huge popularity in England.

"There is a big Indian community in England, so we all know about Bollywood actors and they are really famous."

Webber is looking forward to watching some Bollywood films as he is not well acquainted with contemporary Indian cinema.

"I am not an expert on contemporary Indian films. I have not watched any, but I am fond of the old era of Satyajit Ray and Guru Dutt’s times. I like those movies. I am hoping to catch on some good Indian stuff now," the filmmaker said, adding that he would like to collaborate with Indian filmmakers.

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