Amitabh Bachchan approached for Johnny Depp's Shantaram
Amitabh Bachchan has confirmed that he has been approached to star in the Warner Bros film Shantaram.
An adaptation of Gregory David Roberts's Shantaram: A Novel, the film is being co-produced by Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.
The 71-year-old star told the Hindustan Times: "Warner Brothers have sent me a script. Let's see what happens. It was originally given to me a couple of years ago when Mira Nair was directing it.
"But then she said it's not happening... and now again very recently they've sent the script again."
The film tells the story of an Australian heroin addict who escapes from a maximum security prison in the 1980s and tries to create a new life for himself in India, before joining a fight against the Russians in Afghanistan. Depp has previously been earmarked for the lead role.
Bachchan made his first foray into Hollywood with a brief role in The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Not really news about the movie, but i know many people really liked the book
Shantaram sequel coming in October from Gregory David Roberts
Posted March 11 2015
After 10 years of work, Australian author (and legendary fugitive) Gregory David Roberts will publish a sequel to his 2004 international bestseller, Shantaram.
Grove Press will publish the sequel, titled The Mountain Shadow, on October 13, 2015. Morgan Entrekin, President and Publisher of Grove Atlantic, said in a release: “Grove Atlantic is tremendously excited to be publishing The Mountain Shadow, which doesn’t just continue the story of Lin (aka Shantaram), Karla, Abdullah, and the wonderful cast of Bombay characters but takes it to new heights.”
The Mountain Shadow takes place in Bombay two years after Shantaram, where “Lin’s search for love and faith leads him through secret and violent intrigues to the dangerous truth.”