Bollywood queen Mallika Sherawat is going to play the role of Jesus Christ’s confidante in an American film called The Aquarian Gospel .
The Australian-born Drew Heriot, director of the docu-feature, The Secret (2006), which sold the largest number of DVDs in the USA that year, is at the helm of the film.
The Bible is silent on Christ’s life between 13 and 30, and down the centuries, many theories have been constructed about what he did in these years. Among the more popular beliefs is that Christ visited Kashmir.
Heriot’s film chronicles Jesus’ journey from Israel as a young boy, through India, Tibet, Persia, Greece and Egypt.
In the movie, he encounters people of all creeds and meets sages from different faiths. Sherawat will play Saraswati, one of Yeshua’s (Jesus) loyal friends whom he bonds with while he travels through India.
The actress, who has broken taboos in the Indian film industry with bold movies such as Khwaish and Murder , feels The Aquarian Gospel also breaks a different kind of taboo by discussing the lost years of Jesus. Saraswati is a celibate yogini , a nice contrast for an actress known as Bollywood’s Bardot