The show may not go ahead as Priyanka Chopra has agreed to play Ma Anand Sheela in a film directed by Oscar-winner Barry Levinson, writes the Deccan Chronicle on February 28, 2019.
MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt and Aamir Khan were in talks for the Osho biopic by Shakun Batra. Aamir took a long while to decide what he wanted to do. Meanwhile, Alia also had some meetings with Aamir regarding the same but no one breathed a word about the plans.
Now, sources say that the show may not go ahead after Priyanka Chopra has agreed to play Ma Anand Sheela in a Hollywood film directed by Oscar-winner Barry Levinson.
“The Aamir and Alia Bhatt starrer web show was an idea based on Ma Anand Sheela’s book Don’t Kill Him. Now, it seems that the show’s idea has gotten killed after Priyanka signed Levinson’s film. Shakun, who was supposed to do that project, is now working on another project that will take him a while to develop,” informs a source.
The way wasn’t clear for the makers of the Netflix show since the beginning. As developments started taking place, the Osho International Foundation put out a public notice stating, “The use of any intellectual property rights owned by the foundation requires prior authorisation from the Foundation. Various copyrighted books and audio-video recordings of Osho including Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic and Glimpses of Golden Childhood, etc. cannot be used by anyone without authorisation.”
The notice clearly mentioned that any filmmaker wanting to make anything on the life of Osho should first seek their permission to do so. The controversial Godman’s brush with Bollywood includes the likes of Late Vinod Khanna, late Parveen Babi and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.
It will still be interesting to see if the OTT major pursues the idea after PC’s film comes out.
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