Monday, August 28, 2006 15:21 IST
Chunky Pandey has been confirmed for a major role in Warner Bros production Shantaram starring Johnny
The film is based on an adventure-packed autobiographical novel by Gregory David Roberts and details the
story of Lindsay, an Australian junkie who escapes a maximum security prison and ends up in the slums of
Bombay where he masquerades as a doctor.
He is eventually sucked back into a life of violence
through his links with a Bombay don. He becomes a forger and gun-runner and ultimately winds up fighting
with the mujaheddin forces in Afghanistan.
The 1,000-page book published in 2003 was the first that Roberts has written and is based on his own
Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil Production bought the rights to the book at a whopping $2 million in 2004. It
has been reported that Russell Crowe, keen to be a part of the project, offered to be the executive producer
just to be associated with the film.
The break in a mainline Hollywood film is likely to give a fillip to Pandey's career as an actor.
Pandey embarked on his Bollywood career in 1987 but, despite some notable performances over the years,
failed to make it to the A-list. During the mid 90s he switched to Bengali films produced in Bangladesh and
notched up several successes.
He returned to Bollywood in 2003 and won critical acclaim for his performance in Ram Gopal Varma's D
(2005). He will next be seen in a special appearance in Farhan Akhtar's remake of Don (2006).
- Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Amruta Khanvilkar Enjoys Vacation With Her Family In Los Angeles
|Amruta Khanvilkar might be away from the silver screen for quite a long time but the diva has been winning everyone's...|
- Wednesday, November 20, 2019 S.S. Rajamouli's upcoming ‘RRR’ announces Ray Stevenson, Olivia Morris and Alison Doody joining the stellar cast; Character posters unveiled!
|It has been a phenomenal year for everyone in the team of RRR with 70% of the shoot already completed. It was exactly...|
- Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Sarim Momin's next venture 'Khabees' first look poster out!
|Sarim Momin, the writer behind the melodious lyrics of films like Sarkar, Rann, EMI, Bhagam Bhaag and many more is now back...|
- Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor to reunite with Dinesh Vijan!
|The trio of Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor and Dinesh Vijan, who gave a superhit horror comedy 'Stree', are going...|