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Film by Prince Charles, starring Indian

world Updated: Sep 17, 2007 04:17 IST
Vijay Dutt
Vijay Dutt
Hindustan Times
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It’s well-known that he talks to plants and flowers at the well-manicured gardens of his Highgrove estate. Now Prince Charles wishes to cast them in a film, along with an Indian.

Charles is reportedly in “advanced negotiations" with Hollywood film producers to make a movie in which he plans to tell the world how to live, and live well. One among those he is setting up to be interviewed in the film is Vandana Shiva, an Indian physicist and environmental activist. Charles contacted her this summer to ask if she would like to appear in his film and later sent her an e-mail confirming the project, says a Sunday Times report.

When contacted by HT, Shiva confirmed that she is actively associated with the project. The activist, who met Prince Charles over six years back, said, "He wanted to make a film on harmony and balance in nature."

"My role until now is of providing inputs. It is up to the makers to decide whether I should feature in the film or not,” she told HT. She added: "There will be a lot about India in it." Her office said filming is expected to begin in Punjab in eight weeks.

Sources at Clarence House, Charles’s official residence, has said that the idea for the film, which has a working title of The Harmony Project, came from Charles himself. The Sunday Times reporter could not resist the quip: “Those who consider him a meddler for his campaigns against genetically-modified food, modern architecture, carbon-copy high streets and the British education system may propose the alternative title of The Inconvenient Prince".