Australian director-screenwriter Justin Kurzel will direct the first two episodes of the 10-episode Paramount Television and Anonymous Content project.
Radhika Apte is one of the most versatile actresses of Indian cinemas. In fact, she has acted in a lot of Netflix series and movies. And here’s another good news for Apte’s fans. Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!) and Radhika Apte are all set to star alongside Charlie Hunnam in Apple’s sweeping international drama series Shantaram. This is based on Gregory David Roberts’ bestselling novel. It hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television.
Radhika Apte and Richard Roxburgh will star alongside Charlie Hunnam in Apple’s adaptation of Gregory David Roberts’ book Shantaram
Written by Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle), ‘Shantaram’ tells the story of Lin (Hunnam); a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars, and underworld of India.
Bollywood actress Radhika Apte will play the role of Kavita in Shantaram. Her character is of a driven Indian journalist looking for an answer. Lindsay is Shantaram’s protagonist, who escapes from prison in Australia and flees to India. And Marty is a part of an elite unit in the pursuit of escaped convicts such as Lindsay.
A fictionalised account of David Roberts life revolves around Lin, a one-time bank robber, and heroin addict, who escaped from Melbourne’s infamous maximum-security Pentridge Prison. His life on the run took him to Germany and then the slums of Mumbai; where he set up a clinic as a way of giving back to the society, followed by his involvement with freedom fighters against the Russians in Afghanistan.
The 2003 novel ‘Shantaram’ has been published in 39 languages in 42 territories worldwide with 6 million copies sold.
We could be looking at a potential 2020 release for Shantaram. Justin Kurzel will direct the first two episodes of the 10-episode ‘Shantaram’ series.
Furthermore, Radhika Apte was last seen in the comedy film Bombairiya. The film also featured Akshay Oberoi, Ravi Kishan, Adil Hussain, Amit Sial, Shilpa Shukla, and Siddhanth Kapoor.