Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mallika Sherawat to play Jesus Christ’s friend

In 1894 a Russian doctor, Nicholas Notovitch, published a book called The Unknown Life of Christ, in which he claimed that while recovering from a broken leg in a Tibetan monastery in the Ladakh region, close to Kashmir, he had been shown evidence of Christ’s Indian wanderings. The book traces the years in Christ’s life from the age of 13 to 30, of which there is no record in history.

Now, an Australian filmmaker Drew Heriot’s is coming up with his film named ‘The Aquarian Gospel’ based on this book and believe it or not, Mallika Sherawat is going to be a part of this film. Yup you heard it right, however sacrilegious it may sound to some but the feisty Jat girl will be seen in the film playing Saraswati, a loyal friend of Christ, when he travels through India.

The film’s producers say the movie will be shot using actors and computer animation like 300, the retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae, and will follow the travels of Jesus. Casting for other suitable Bollywood and Hollywood actors has begun.

“We think that Indian religions and Buddhism, especially with the idea of meditation, played a big part in Christ’s thinking. In the film we are looking beyond the canonised gospels to the ‘lost’ gospels,” said William Sees Keenan, the producer, who is currently making Lindsay Lohan’s Poor Things.

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