Academy Award winning director Ang Lee has roped in Tabu for his forthcoming ambitious film based on Yann Martel’s bestseller ‘Life Of Pi‘. The actress will play the role of Pi’s mother.
Sometime ago, Delhi-based Suraj Singh was selected to play the protagonist in the film.
Meanwhile, the director is auditioning for some one who would play Pi’s father. Sushant Singh and Sonu Sood are the two whom Lee has already auditioned. Confirmed Sushant Singh, “Yes, I indeed met Ang Lee and his casting director. I had sent them a tape and they called me over for the audition. I am one of the contenders among the shortlisted couple of people and I am hoping for the best.”
Life of Pi tells the story of a boy Piscine Molitor ‘Pi’ Patel from Pondicherry who survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat with a Bengal tiger.
The film will be shot in India and Taiwan and the makers will start rolling the film in Pondicherry in January next year.