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NRI pens Merchant-Ivory film

PTI | ByIndo-Asian News Service, New Delhi
Sep 26, 2004 05:26 PM IST

New York-based author Suketu Mehta is penning the next Ismail Merchant-James Ivory production The Goddess starring Tina Turner in the lead role.

New York-based Indian author Suketu Mehta is penning the next Merchant-Ivory production "The Goddess" starring Tina Turner in the lead role.

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Directed and produced by the duo of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, "The Goddess" is inspired by an old Indian fable of a ghost who asks riddles to a king.

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"Tina Turner is playing the goddess and she will sing four songs composed by tabla maestro Zakir Hussain," Mehta told IANS. He is now on a tour of India to promote his new book on Mumbai, "Maximum City: Bombay Lost & Found".

"The songs would be in English with snatches of different languages," he said.

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