Mario Puzo's novel 'The Godfather' is now going to be made in
Bollywood. Renowned filmmaker, Anurag Kashyap, is ready to adapt
the 1972 movie by Francis Ford Coppola. Earlier, Kashyap had
re-written the Devdas story in the modern context for
Dev D. Anurag"s upcoming movie is titled Gangs of
Wasseypur, which is based on the coal mine mafia. This project is
believed to be the most ambitious project of Kashyap till date.
Anurag has re-united with his old friend, Manoj Bajpai and has
he has been signed to play the role of a coalmine owner. His
character is modeled on Marlon Brando's Don Corleone. Veteran
actress Shabana Azmi may play a vital role in the film, but is
still under consideration. The cast of the film include Nawazuddin
Siddiqui, Piyush Mishra and a new face.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is supposed visit Dhanbad secretly in order
to research on his character, which is inspired by Al Pacino's
Michael Corleone. Siddiqui said, “I have always secretly desired to
play a role of Pacino's someday. It"s a dream come true for
Speaking about his role, Manoj Bajpai said, “I am very happy
that Kashyap is writing my character in the film and also directing
it. He is the same person, who wrote Bhikhu Mhatre's role for me in
Satya. We are working together after so many years, which is
exciting in itself."
UTV is producing the movie, and the shooting will start from
this July onwards.