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Last Updated 20.11.2019 | 10:54 PM IST



Delhi boy Suraj Sharma to play lead in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

Academy award winning director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hulk, Brokeback Mountain) has finally found the perfect actor to play the lead role in his ambitious project Life of Pi. The boy in question is 17 year old Suraj Sharma from Delhi who managed to stand out among 3000 other boys who’d auditioned for this coveted role.

Suraj may not have any experience in acting but the manner in which he emoted through his eyes won over Ang Lee’s heart and helped him bag the role. Even Bollywood star Sonu Sood is in talks with Lee to play the role of Pi’s father.

Life of Pi is based on the Canadian author Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winning-novel. It tells the story of a boy Piscine Molitor ‘Pi’ Patel from Pondicherry who survives 227 days after a shipwreck, while stranded on a boat with a Bengal tiger. The film will be shot in India and Taiwan.

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