Mumbai, Nov. 6 -- On November 4, Hollywood actor Demi Moore was spotted at the Los Angeles airport along with her Sikh spiritual guru. She was returning from India (even as her divorce from Ashton Kutcher was being finalised), more specifically, from Mcleodganj in Dharamsala, where she was reportedly studying with the Dalai Lama. Moore's visit seems to have marked the season for Hollywood A-list stars to come to India. And in the coming few months, we'll play host to nearly a dozen of them.
Taxi Driver (1960) star Robert De Niro will be in Goa this month to attend the annual Think festival (November 810). De Niro's trip might be extended by a day if the actor agrees to visit Mumbai to promote his upcoming film, Last Vegas. He's not the only one headed to the beach destination. Academy Award winning actor Susan Sarandon will be the chief guest at the 44th International Film Festival of India, Goa (November 20-30).
November will also see Basic Instinct (1992) star Sharon Stone attending a dinner and an auction at an amfAR event in Mumbai (on November 17; amfAR is a global foundation for AIDS research). Pop star Ke$ha is scheduled to perform at the same event, which is to be hosted by Abhishek and Aishwarya RaiBachchan, along with Stone.
Shooting in India
Indophile Richard Gere will also be here soon. This time, we reckon, kissing a Bollywood actress in not on his agenda. He will apparently be shooting for the sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011). He is set to join a veteran British cast, which means that early in 2014, other big names like Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith will be back shooting in India.
If reports are again to be believed, director Amjad Khan's next, Gul Makai, based on the life of Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban, might star Hollywood veterans Mel Gibson and Monica Bellucci. And a major portion of that movie is slated to be shot in various parts of India.