Shantaram is based on Gregory David Roberts' hugely popular novel of the same name. The limited series also stars Richard Roxbough, Radhika Apte, and Alexander Saddig, among others
Last Updated: 03.12 PM, Oct 12, 2022
The much-awaited Charlie Hunnam starrer Shantaram is soon going to debut on OTT as a ten-episode mini-series. The show, created by Eric Warren Singer and Steven Lightfoot, follows Hunnam's Lin, an Australian fugitive on the run who reaches the shores of Mumbai in the 1980s but, in his pursuits to avoid trouble and crime, falls in love with an enigmatic woman to only further complicate things for himself.
Shantaram is based on Gregory David Roberts' hugely popular novel of the same name. The limited series also stars Richard Roxbough, Radhika Apte, and Alexander Saddig, among others. Shantaram will premiere on Apple TV+ on October 14.
Charlie Hunnam, who rose to worldwide prominence for his role as Jax Teller in the American drama series Sons of Anarchy, is said to have been the first casting choice of the makers and was offered the role about 7-8 years ago. The show would then get caught in a battle for the rights to Roberts' novel with Hunnam remaining associated with the project all along. A majority of the show is shot in Thailand with Bhopal, Mumbai, and Indore featuring in the short Indian schedule.
In the past, Monsoon Wedding director Mira Nair was meant to direct the cinematic adaptation of Shantaram, with Johnny Depp associated to play the main lead in the film. Despite all the efforts, the film got stuck in a development hell of sorts, and was eventually shelved as a result of the Hollywood Writers Guild strike. Amitabh Bachchan was roped into the film to play a key role.