Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi is here and it's certainly one of the most-talked about films. Here's a look at ...
The film is about a young man Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure ...
While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Despite being a Hollywood film, Life of Pi's cast is predominantly Indian, includings stars like Irrfan Khan and Tabu.
A bond eventually forms between the boy and the tiger.
Life of Pi is one of the most-highly anticipated cinematic works and is supposed to be a great visual experience.
One-film-old actor Suraj Sharma, who starred in the multiple Oscar-nominated Hollywood film Life of Pi (2012), is busy attending award ceremonies and events across the world with his director Ang Lee. And, while meeting the who’s who of Hollywood gives him a “different high”, travelling tires him out.
“I have to fly out in every two-three days and come back again. It’s tiring... But it’s a humbling moment when you realise the room is filled with people who’ve made these movies and what they are today. It’s overwhelming, and you try not to be too awkward,” says the Delhi-based lad, who attended the BAFTA awards in London last night. He was the only male actor nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star award, this year.
So, is he recognised by Hollywood stars at award dos? “Sometimes. Most of the times, I just walk around. Probably because
I had a wig around in most of the film,” he quips. Ask him about the number of tuxedos he owns now, and the 19-year-old says, “I
only own two. I’m not really into clothes.”
With 11 Oscar nominations, Life of Pi is second in running after Steven Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, which has 12. “We all are really happy. Everybody is holding their breath,” says Sharma, who already has quite a few international offers.
“There are three or four offers. But none to the point right now which have proceeded for me to act in,” he concludes.