Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has signed an interesting web series titled Shantaram. Amitabh will play a criminal in the series. Radhika Apte and Moulin Rouge actor Richard Roxburgh will feature in the lead roles of the series. Apple TV is producing the drama series, an adaptation of Gregory David Roberts' bestselling novel with the same name.
Many filmmakers, including Mira Nair, tried to adapt the novel into a series in the past, but it did not happen for several reasons. In the series, Roxburgh will play Detective Sergeant Marty Nightingalem, and Radhika Apte will play Kavita, an Indian journalist.
Eric Warren Singer is the writer of the series. Justin Kurzel is set to direct the first two instalments of the 10-episode series. The production of the series will take place in Australia and India.
The complete details of the cast and crew of Shantaram will come out soon.