as by information supplied by The Light of Asia Foundation of Sri Lanka
“Sri Siddhartha Gautama”, an epic film based on the life story of Prince Siddhartha, from his birth up to his enlightenment is the latest project of The Light of Asia Foundation of Sri Lanka.
The film attempts to chronicle the heart wrenching and mind challenging story that lies at the centerpiece of the Buddhist faith, through an emotional and humane lense. Given the internationally diverse star studded cast and direction, it seems that Sri Lanka, one home of Terravada Buddhism, will be the first in the world to turn this story into a production of such magnitude. Utilizing elaborate sets, exquisite locations within Sri Lanka and an authentic script approved by the supreme council of the MahaSangha, this film may lie on the brink of creating history. We are looking forward to this pioneering attempt at an accurate and sensitive cinematic portrayal of Prince Siddhartha’s story of love, courage and compassion.
The movie is produced by Navin Guneratne chairman of The Light of Asia Foundation and Mr. Jeff Goonewardena, former consul general of Sri Lanka to Los Angeles, Venezuela and Colombia as well as prominent hotelier. The main actors and actresses list include Gagan Malik(India), Anchal Singh(India), Ranjan Ramanayake (Sri Lanka), Anjani Perera(USA), Gautam Gulati(India), Roshan Ranawana (Sri Lanka), Saranga Disasekara( Sri Lanka), Dilhani Perera (USA), and Wilson Gooneratne (Sri Lanka). The film is directed by Saman Weeraman, while the renowned film maker Chandran Rutnam is acting as the main advisor to the entire production. The film is scheduled for release in October 2012.