In 2007, Mira Nair was supposed to make a movie based on Gregory David Roberts’ best-selling novel Shantaram. Johnny Depp was all set to play the lead role in it. However, the project was later shelved.
Now, the book will be adapted as an Apple TV series and will feature Charlie Hunnam in the lead role. It will be directed by Justin Kurzel.
According to a report in Mid-day, the series will be shot in Dharavi, Mumbai, and South Mumbai. It will start rolling in January 2021 and will also star Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role.
A source told the tabloid, “The makers were keen to roll the project in 2020, but had to postpone the plan due to the pandemic. It’s a classic Bombay story, so the local production team has been looking for low-risk areas to shoot. It will be largely filmed outdoors instead of on a set.”
“Amitabh Bachchan, who was supposed to be part of Nair’s film, will be attached to the series. He is likely to play crime lord Khader Khan,” added the source.
Shantaram will also star Radhika Apte in a pivotal role. The book is about an Australian fugitive who starts a new life in the slums of Mumbai. We are sure it will be interesting to watch Amitabh Bachchan in the series.
Well, Big B has many interesting projects lined up. He will be seen in movies like Brahmastra, Jhund, and Chehre. He is currently busy with the 12th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
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A few months ago, he was tested positive for Covid-19. The megastar fought with the virus and he is healthy now.