Mumbai: India's mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan will be immortalised on the big screen with Roger Spottiswoode, best known for his James Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies', working on a movie on him having 'Rang De Basanti' actor Siddharth in the lead role.
Spottiswoode, who is part of the international competition jury of the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival, says the film is not a biography of Ramanujan who died at the young age of 32. It will rather deal with his friendship with G H Hardy, the man who first spotted his talent in Cambridge.
Titled "The First Class Man", the film's scripting has been completed and shooting is being planned from sometime next year.
"We are putting the finance together and hope to shoot next year. One of my friends recommended 'Rang De Basanti' and Siddharth was brilliant in that. He came to England and loved the script," Spottiswoode told PTI....more
06:22 PM, Oct 16, 2011