According to sources, Benegal is interested in signing Hrithik Roshan for the role as he thinks that Hrithik's face has a calm serenity and is perfectly suited to play the role of Buddha. It has been learnt that Hrithik has been approached by the filmmaker and the actor has expressed interest in the project. As the actor has asked for the script of the film, Benegal and his team of writers are now putting the script together.
Shyam Benegal wants to start the film next year giving Hrithik enough time to recuperate from his knee injury. Presently, the actor has taken a sabbatical from work owing to the injury as well as because his wife Suzaane is expecting their second child some time in May.Chandan Das
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