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B K Modi plans mega Buddha film

Arthur J Pais in New York | May 24, 2006 15:04 IST

Nearly twelve years after Mira Nair abandoned her Buddha movie project because Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci beat her to it with his Little Buddha starring Keanu Reeves as Siddhartha, there is a serious effort by Indian industrialist Bhupendra Kumar Modi to light up the screens worldwide with a Buddha biopic.

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At $120 million, the project announced at the Cannes film festival and first reported by Hollywood Reporter, would cost $40 million more than the average Hollywood film.

Modi, who has been actively working on the project for over a year with his Hollywood partners including Michel Shane -- an executive producer on the 2004 Will Smith hit I, Robot -- would not give out many details on the project. But various names ranging from composer A R Rahman, director Shekhar Kapur and New Age guru Deepak Chopra have been mentioned in connection with the film.

Modi, who said he hoped the film would open the year 2008's Cannes film festival -- where Little Buddha received good notices in 1993 -- also added that it would be based on Old Path White Clouds, by the renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Modi believes Buddha's life and his examples could ease the burden of living in our war-torn and terrorism-filled times.

Published three years ago Old Path White Clouds became a sleeper hit, gradually selling over a million copies in North America. It also became an international success having been translated into more than 20 languages.

Drawn from original Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese sources, Old Path White Clouds recreates lucidly the life and times of Buddha over the course of eighty years. The highly cinematic book grippingly tells the stories alternately through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha's enlightenment cushion, and the Buddha himself. Admirers of the book describe it as a spiritual page-turner.

Praising the book for making the story of Buddha widely accessible to a new generation, Library Journal wrote: 'This is not a scholarly study but rather a heartfelt interpretation that draws on important sources. The result is a beautiful and contemporary book that can offer an attractive introduction for those new to the subject as well as many bright moments for serious students of Buddhism.'

Hanh, 81, whose admirer Dr Martin Luther King Jr had publicly recommended the monk and peace activist for the Nobel Prize, is also a Gandhian. The monk, who lectured briefly at Columbia University on Buddhism, was one of the first religious leaders in America to oppose America's Vietnam War. He travels across America and many other countries several times a year giving talks on Buddhism and peace initiatives.

'I've wanted to do this film for several years now,' Modi told Hollywood Reporter. 'I discovered the book two years ago and it changed my life, and I felt it was up to me to share my happiness with the world.'

The film is going to be a spiritual adventure, said Shane. 'We are looking at this as an epic film for the ages -- a Lawrence of Arabia meets Gladiator,' he declared.

http://ia.rediff.com/movies/2006/may/24ajp.htm?q=tp&file =.htm

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Hey Dayita ... dear, thank you for being an integral part of this club .. you have done and are doing so much for this club ... how are you doing ? i am finally back home now ... hope to be online more often and contribute as much as I can .. probably nothing in comparison to what you do ...
and your lyrics section is just superb ... !! thanks a bunch for that as well ! Big smile
Hey Swetha, I am better now..how was your trip?Hope to see you online regularly now.And lyrics section..i need some time to make the notations ..Smile
Were you unwell Dayita ?? I am glad to hear that you are better now .. My trip was simply awesome .. Had much fun ... Yeah, I hope to be online very regularly now as well ... what do you mean by notations ??? is there any way I can help you with that ?

I was a bit sick n busy with brothers marriage.Notations means song notations in piano or keyboard or guiter chords..you can surely help me if you can play any musical instrument or know anyone who can.

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After Patriotism, it is brotherhood: A R Rahman.
May 21, 2006
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When was it we had an album from A R Rahman? It was long back, his Vande Mataram. For Rahman's fans who are looking for yet another album from the wizard, here is good news. Rahman and Bharath Bala, the guy who produced Vande Mataram, are coming together once again for another album entitled Pray for me brother. "It is a simple song but the concept is unique," says Rahman who has been working on this for some time now.
"The message is brotherhood. Preserve humanity," adds Bharath Bala. Rahman who is known for his own style of going about with his work has just completed Mani Rathnam's Guru. Can we expect another Roja? Rahman smiles and says: "Insha Allah." Rahman is also working for Bollywood projects such as Ashutosh Gowarikar's Akbar Jodha, Rajkumar Santhoshi's London Dreams and Shekar Kapoor's Golden Age. Rahman is simply floored by the respect that is shown to him both in West and the East. Singer Himesh Reshammiya had said if he wanted to sing for one composer, it would be Rahman. Rahman, however, feels that it is all God's Will and he is humbled by the accolades given to him
http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news/may-06-03/21-05- 06-ar-rahman.html
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Posted: 05 June 2006 at 12:49pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by A.S.P.I.R.E

Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by A.S.P.I.R.E

Hey Dayita ... dear, thank you for being an integral part of this club .. you have done and are doing so much for this club ... how are you doing ? i am finally back home now ... hope to be online more often and contribute as much as I can .. probably nothing in comparison to what you do ...
and your lyrics section is just superb ... !! thanks a bunch for that as well ! Big smile
Hey Swetha, I am better now..how was your trip?Hope to see you online regularly now.And lyrics section..i need some time to make the notations ..Smile
Were you unwell Dayita ?? I am glad to hear that you are better now .. My trip was simply awesome .. Had much fun ... Yeah, I hope to be online very regularly now as well ... what do you mean by notations ??? is there any way I can help you with that ?
I was a bit sick n busy with brothers marriage.Notations means song notations in piano or keyboard or guiter chords..you can surely help me if you can play any musical instrument or know anyone who can.
Oh man .. that's a tough job .. I am sorry .. I neither know someone who plays any instrument here nor do I know how to play any ! Ouch
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Posted: 06 June 2006 at 5:18am | IP Logged
hey dayita....grt articles.....wher r u?
hope to c u online..more.....
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Posted: 06 June 2006 at 8:18am | IP Logged

Originally posted by A.S.P.I.R.E

Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by A.S.P.I.R.E

Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by A.S.P.I.R.E

Hey Dayita ... dear, thank you for being an integral part of this club .. you have done and are doing so much for this club ... how are you doing ? i am finally back home now ... hope to be online more often and contribute as much as I can .. probably nothing in comparison to what you do ...
and your lyrics section is just superb ... !! thanks a bunch for that as well ! Big smile
Hey Swetha, I am better now..how was your trip?Hope to see you online regularly now.And lyrics section..i need some time to make the notations ..Smile
Were you unwell Dayita ?? I am glad to hear that you are better now .. My trip was simply awesome .. Had much fun ... Yeah, I hope to be online very regularly now as well ... what do you mean by notations ??? is there any way I can help you with that ?
I was a bit sick n busy with brothers marriage.Notations means song notations in piano or keyboard or guiter chords..you can surely help me if you can play any musical instrument or know anyone who can.
Oh man .. that's a tough job .. I am sorry .. I neither know someone who plays any instrument here nor do I know how to play any ! Ouch

Dont worry Swetha, its not a problem at all, mein hoon na.

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Posted: 06 June 2006 at 8:21am | IP Logged

Originally posted by doly_455

hey dayita....grt articles.....wher r u?
hope to c u online..more.....

I was a bit busy Doly, I will be surely online for more times now.

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Posted: 06 June 2006 at 8:25am | IP Logged
Hi, friends I just came to know that our Sudha had an accident today when she was on the way of her office and is hospitalised now.Please pray with me for her.Hope she will get well real soon.

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