The director is in talks over the adaptation of Yann Martel's novel. The Man Booker prize-winning book tells the tale of a lone shipwreck survivor who shares his lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orang-utan and a tiger.
Life of Pi is the best-selling Booker Prize winner of all time and became a global phenomenon after its 2002 win, translated into 40 languages. Following the film's success, the Indian actor has become a hit in the international film circuit, reports Fox News.
Following his league are Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, who have been offered roles in Woody Allen and M. Night Shyamalan's next fims respectively.