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Thursday, August 24, 2006
Chunky Pandey has confirmed that he is a part of the Hollywood film Shantaram based on the book written by Gregory David Roberts. Chunky plays the role of a Bollywood actor in the film. This will probably be Chunky's first Hollywood film in his career.

Shantaram is the story of an Australian guy sentenced to 19 years of prison who escapes to Mumbai, where he is renamed as Shantaram. He then begins his criminal career again connecting with the Mumbai underworld. The film is a big venture made under the banner of Warner Bros. The film stars Johnny Depp in the lead role of Shantaram. The film also stars Emily Watson.

Added on to the list of Bollywood actors doing Hollywood movies, is Aly Khan is all set to foray into Hollywood with Micheal Winterbottom's English film A Mighty Heart. Now buzz is the actor Irrfan Khan is also roped for same movie.Irrfan plays a pivotal role in the film, which is an adaptation of the book The Mighty Heart that is based on the life of Daniel Pearl. Angelina plays Mariane, wife of Daniel Pearl. Dan Futtermann will be playing Daniel Pearl while Irrfan will be seen in role of a captain who was a part of the investigations.

The film was supposed to be shot in Pakistan. However, Irrfan has been apparently denied a visa to Pakistan. So buzz is that Angelina will come down to India to shoot for the movie which is slated to release in 2007.

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