Spielberg mingles with Bollywood stars in India

The multiple Oscar-winning American director told Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan in a television interview aired Tuesday that he chooses to work only on films that call out to him.

Director Steven Spielberg waves to the media as he leaves Indian Industrialist Anil Ambani's office in Mumbai, India, Monday, March 11, 2013. Spielberg is in India to celebrate the success of his Oscar-winning film �Lincoln� co-produced by Ambani's Reliance Entertainment. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

NEW DELHI (AP) — Movie director Steven Spielberg says he chooses his work based on emotion, not business.

The multiple Oscar-winning American director told Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan in a television interview aired Tuesday that he chooses to work only on films that call out to him.

Spielberg is in the western city of Mumbai — the home of Bollywood — to celebrate the success of his movie "Lincoln," which was co-produced by the Indian company Reliance Entertainment.

He attended a glitzy Bollywood party Tuesday night, mingling with several top Indian actors, including Bachchan and his wife, actress Jaya Bachchan, and his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a former Miss World who is also an actress.
Associated Press
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