Academy Award winning Taiwanese American film director Ang Lee, who made films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain, is in Mumbai auditioning Bollywood actors for his forthcoming adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestseller Life Of Pi.
According to sources, the reclusive Tabu has been signed to play the role of Pi’s mother. She has not been acting in many films and last seen in Cheeni Kum and Toh Baat Pakki. Ang Lee is also auditioning actors like Sushant Singh and Sonu Sood to cast Pi’s father.
The makers of the film will start shooting in Pondicherry in January 2011.