Amitabh and Abhishek to work in French director’s film
Dutch-born French director Jan Kounen, whose latest film “Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky” will be screened on the closing night of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, has announced his next project titled “The Secret History of the Dalai Lamas” which will feature both Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.
This film will be produced by Paris-based Manuel de la Roche production house Movie Sphere in collaboration with Berlin-based Integral Films and will be shot in Nepal, Tibet, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and in the North-East states of India.
Sharon Stone, a practicing Tibetan Buddhist, and Hollywood star Richard Gere, who is known for his Buddhist meditation, will also be part of the cast of the film.
Manuel de la Roche had also produced director Kounen’s film “Darshan – L’Entreinte”, which was based on the life and work of Mata Amritanandamayi, and was screened in the Out of Competition section of Cannes Film Festival in 2005.
“The Secret History of the Dalai Lamas” is planned for a 2010 release.