Prithwish Ganguly, Daily News & Analysis, June 13, 2008
The American actor will be in India soon to shoot for Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
Oscar nominated writer Julie Delpy (also an actor) will be in India soon to shoot for a forthcoming film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. The film revolves around a young rickshaw-puller in Bhopal who gets a menial job at a chemical plant and how the industrial disaster in the city changes his life and those of others.
To be directed by Ravi Kumar, this historical will also include actors Rajpal Yadav and Tannishtha Chatterjee. But the star attraction of the film is Julie, who has been a writer, actor, director, composer and editor in many films. The French/American actress, plays the character of Eva in the film, whose script has been written by Ravi and David Brooks.
Julie was nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for her writing prowess for the film Before Sunset that had her and Ethan Hawke playing the lead roles.
“The film is about the tragedy and the aftermath. The film will be shot in India and the filmmakers are trying to keep the setting in Bhopal,” says a source.
The source adds, “Julie will come down to Bhopal to shoot the film. Currently, some work on the script is on.
It will be an English- Hindi film.”Rajpal Yadav, who plays the character of Dilip in the film, was not very forthcoming, “I cannot talk about the Bhopal tragedy film because nothing much has been finalised.”
(With inputs from Rashmi Hemrajani)