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After working with established actors like Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan, director Ashutosh Gowariker wants to cast a newcomer for his next film, Buddha. The film will bring one of the most iconic characters in history on the big screen.
A source says, “Buddha is an epic story that will appeal to young as well as a mature audience worldwide. After many discussions with the producer, Ashutosh came to the conclusion that only a newcomer can do justice to the role. He didn’t want any established actor for the film as he didn’t want a star’s image to come in the way of the character. That’s when he decided to have a contest.”
Commenting on the film, producer Dr Bhupendra Kumar Modi says, “This film is about a man who brought India to the world’s notice by prophesising a philosophy that can get the world together as one family. Making this kind of a film is the need of the hour because of our stressful life. The youth of today can connect with the search undertaken by Siddhartha in the film.”
Elaborating on the film, director Ashutosh Gowariker says,”I have always been fascinated with the story of Prince Siddhartha who renounced his luxurious life and family to search for an answer about what causes human suffering. He subsequently attained enlightenment and came to be known as Gautam Buddha.
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On his 46th birthday, he calls himself an old and timeless but happy soul. But that’s not quite true. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the easiest people to rile. He is as famous for throwing temper tantrums as he is for marching to his own drummer. But what to do? He’s like that only
By Indu Mirani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 24, 2010)
• How do you look back on the two years plus since Saawariya and its failure?
I have become a far more evolved person. I have understood what success means, what failure means, what relationships mean. What other things I need to do in cinema as an expression of finally expressing myself as a human being. What are the wrong things I have done, what are the mistakes I have made, what corrections I need to make.
// // // • How do you cope with failure?
I am used to it. I started off with Khamoshi that didn’t do well at all at the box office. It completely shatters your mind as a first filmmaker when you realise that your first film has completely not connected with people. It’s a different matter that today people like Khamoshi a lot and think it is my best work. But as a debut it brought about a lot of turmoil in my life. It’s been a long long life of seeing lots of failures on a personal and family level. I have seen lot of struggle in my house, around my house. I only started seeing success with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
• You always lived more in your head than in reality…
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