News|May 13, 2010 6:05 pm

Gowarikar signs Hollywood cinematographer for ‘Buddha’

Ashutosh Gowarikar who is the super hit fillum maker has signed German cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub for his next project ‘Buddha’

Karl Walter Lindenlaub has worked for Hollywoods big projects like Independence Day, The Jackal, Up Close & Personal, The Haunting, Black Book & The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

and how will be working for Bollywood big project Buddha the epic by great director Ashutosh Gowarikar, and producer Bhupender Modi, The fillum will focus on the life of Prince Siddhartha and his journey to enlightenment where he becomes known as Buddha.

When asked to Ashutosh, he said,

The past two months of pre-production have been exciting. It has been exhilarating to be working with the DOP Karl Walter Lindenlaub (The Chronicles of Narnia, Independence Day, Stargate). These are movies that I have admired and seen over and over again. So, I feel privileged to be working with him on Buddha,

The first important decision that Dr Modi took was to make Buddha in English and that got me immediately interested because I have always felt that when it comes to religion, you must cater to an international audience, especially so in the case of Buddha,

Modi expects that the fillum will get internation exposure by associating Lindenlaub with Buddha, he said,

Buddha, is a truly global film and we needed a team that would have a global sensibility and transcend language barriers.

Gowarikar has been hunting for a new face for the lead character, since long, he has received about 6,000 photos and videos for the audition on the official site of the movie (, the viisitors on the site are over 100 countries,

Gowarikar said,

I am going through the hundreds of auditions that have come in and I must say, we are getting closer to our Buddha,

Also he has great hopes with the technicians who will work with him on the fillum, he feels a good technicians will help him create the 500 BC era accurately on screen.

Gowarikar is knows for making amazing period fillums which has actually gone to Oscar, his Lagaan & Jodhaa Akbar has been nominated in Oscar and now the fillum Buddha is getting such a great responce on the website even before it has started, the movie has great expectation from audiance, and Ashutosh will not anyone let down.