Beyond Dreams Entertainment Limited's CEO Yash Patnaik and Light of Asia Foundation Chairman Mr. Navin Gooneratne are all set to produce a historic film to be directed by esteemed filmmaker Shyam Benegal based on Gautam Buddha. Talks are also on for roping in actor Hrithik Roshan for the film. ďThis is a historic moment for South Asian Cinema. We are about to tell the story of a man who was born in Indian Subcontinent and redefined the way the world thinks of Gautam Buddha. The impact of his philosophy can be measured by the fact that hundreds of millions of people across the globe have embraced it and made it a way of life. Buddha's philosophy is more contemporary today than ever beforeĒ, pronounced Yash Patnaik, CEO of Beyond Dreams Entertainment Limited.
After working on the project for almost eight months Beyond Dreams Entertainment Limited, Mumbai and Light of Asia Foundation of Colombo have build a multi-million massive film project. Noted screenplay writer Atul Tiwari has been roped in to write the story, screenplay and dialogue of this epic. Tiwari has written many landmark movies like 'Bose, the Forgotten Hero,' 'Mission Kashmir' etc. Professor Nimal D'Silva, leading Buddhist scholar in the South Asia region has been appointed to head the research along with scholars from China, Japan and Korea. An Indian delegation headed by Patnaik has already done a location study along with Mr. Benegal and Tiwari. During the trip Benegal and Patnaik visited the President of Sri Lanka His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakshe who gave his full hearted support for the project.