By IndiaFM News Bureau
Is Ang Lee
all set to make a film in India? Going by his enthusiasm and passion
for Indian culture it seems most likely.
"In fact," Anupam Kher is currently shooting with Ang Lee in
Shanghai, "I presented Ang with illustrated copies of the Ramayan and
Mahabharat in English translations. I was thinking of taking along a
Buddha statuette. Mahesh Bhatt advised me on what to take. Ang was
completely taken up with them. It's quite likely that he'd turn to our
culture. Ang Lee is an extremely adventurous filmmaker. If Brokeback
Mountain was about homosexuality my film with Ang is about human
relationships during World War II."
Anupam is bowled over by the director's graciousness. "When we met
the first thing he said to me was, 'It's an honour to meet you, Mr
Kher. Thank you for agreeing to work in my film.' I nearly choked on
Anupam and Ang now spend considerable time talking about Indian
culture. Will Anupam's persuasion bring Ang to India next? After
Francis Coppola whose next film is partly set in India, Ang Lee could
be our next Hollywood visitor.