Rumours of film-maker Mira Nair venturing out to make a the film ‘Shantaram’, based on the book of the same name by Gregory David Roberts, have been going around for some time. Some said that the project had been shelved whilst others carried on speculating that the film will still go on floor. Actor Amitabh Bachchan was approached to do a role and now he explains he has no idea what is happening.
“Shantaram never went on floors. Mira Nair had come to me saying she wanted me to do a role in the film. Also, the film was to feature Johnny Depp and she was excited about it. I agreed to do the role,” Indian Express state Bachchan saying. He went on to explain, “Later she told me that they have abandoned the project. I don’t know what is happening with ‘Shantaram’ now.”
‘Shantaram’ is a book based on the author’s life when escaping an Australian prison whoends up in India and follows the ongoing events as he made a whole new life for himself in the country.