Prabhu Deva's last appearance on screen was in a short film by Santhosh Sivan on AIDS. Mira Nair was so overwhelmed with his performance in this short film and efforts are on to rope him into Shantaram too. Sources say Prabhu Deva will play a key role along with Johnny Depp in this multi crore venture.
The other big news about the film is, Amitabh Bachchan plays a crucial role in this film. Irfan Khan and Konkona Sen are also in the cast. Vishal Bhardwaj is composing music.