Shahrukh to essay the role of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Hindi film actor, the Badshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan may be playing a role of Jawaharlal Nehru in Hollywood film ‘Birth of a Nation’ to be made by an Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford.
For the starters, let us tell you that Bruce Beresford the 71-year-old filmmaker who has made films like the Oscar winning ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, the critically acclaimed ‘Silent Fall’ and ‘Black Robe’.
Now, the scoop is that Beresford is reportedly making a film on Indira Gandhi. He’s in Mumbai to talk about the film and
in the process met up with a number of actors who apparently want to be a part of the film. The meeting held at a dinner had a highlight though.
Beresford showcased a PowerPoint presentation there which had morphed faces of many Hollywood and Bollywood
actors as Indian politicians to be incorporated into the movie. What took a lot of people by surprise was when Shahrukh Khan’s face appeared on the screen and morphed into the face of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Rumors are that if things fall into places then Beresford perhaps wants to rope in Shahrukh Khan for the film. After all, a film on Indira Gandhi would be incomplete without her father Jawaharlal Nehru. But the questions still remains, is Shahrukh Khan billed to play India’s first Prime Minister? And if the answer is YES, then SRK will be seen in a completely new avatar, and that too in a Hollywood movie. Fingers crossed!!
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