Wednesday, January 09, 2008

some more shantaram

madonna is friends with linbaba?



this AP bit about madonna's trip to India this week mentions Shantaram with Johnny Depp in the present tense:

Madonna, Ritchie Visit Slums of Mumbai
By Associated Press

MUMBAI, India — Madonna visited a crowded Mumbai slum Tuesday, where impoverished residents showered her with rose and marigold petals.

Madonna didn't speak to journalists, and a New York-based spokeswoman for the 49-year-old singer wasn't immediately available for comment.

Millions of people live in makeshift huts in slums along railway lines and roads in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment center.

Wearing a black jacket, T-shirt and jeans, Madonna spent nearly 45 minutes with residents of the downtown shanty township.


She was accompanied by her husband, Guy Ritchie, and Australian author
Gregory David Roberts, who made the Mumbai slum his home in the early 1980s.

Roberts worked for the city's crime bosses and set up a free health clinic in the slum when he took refuge in Mumbai after escaping from an Australian high-security prison.


The slum features prominently in Roberts' best-seller "Shantaram," which is being adapted into a film starring Johnny Depp and directed by Mira Nair.


from the LA times

3 comments:

mappycamper said...

haha, madonna and linbaba !!
it doesn't surprise me in the least !

ANYONE INTERESTED IN ONE HELL OF A GREAT READ??

READ SHANTARAM.... !!!!! LOVED IT !!!!!!!

and no, you don't have to read 1,000pages in 3 days like skippy.

skippy, the 21st century bionic woman !!
xoxox

Anonymous said...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0429087/

skippy haha said...

excellent! with madonna & imdb on board looks like we're really gonna see this thing johnny depp-a-fied on the big screen someday...