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Martin Scorsese’s tryst with Buddhism

The Academy Award-winning director of The Departed is reportedly returning to Buddhism.

art and culture Updated: Apr 13, 2007 15:05 IST

Academy Award winning director, Martin Scorsese is reportedly getting back to Buddhism.

Scorsese, who directed the 1997 Dalai Lama based film Kundun, will contemplate the exiled Tibetan political and spiritual leader at the Rubin Museum of Art on April 23.

The Departed director will be accompanied by travel writer Pico Iyer at the museum.

After Kundun, which is based on the life and writings of the Dalai Lama, was released, Martin, along with other members of the production was banned by the Chinese Government from ever entering Tibet.

Kundun was the director's second attempt to profile the life of a great religious leader, following The Last Temptation of Christ.