Happy birthday Martin Scorsese: From his love for Indian filmmakers to a movie with Shah Rukh Khan that couldn’t be

Martin Scorsese has long harboured a love for Indian cinema. On his birthday, we look back at his connection with the country.

As we celebrate Martin Scorsese’s 80th birthday on November 17, let us take a look at the ace filmmaker’s connection with Indian films over the years. (Also read: G. Aravindan’s Kummatty is the one film you need to watch this Children’s Day, even Martin Scorsese recommends it)

It was once revealed that Martin Scorsese had plans to cast Shah Rukh Khan and Leonardo DiCaprio together for a film called Xtreme City, yet somehow that project never saw the light of day. Even screenwriter Paul Schrader was supposed to be a part of it.

In a 2013 interview with Open The Magazine, Paul said that it was SRK who didn’t want to do it. “Just got the feeling that he was never going to be comfortable doing an international film that he didn’t control. You know that everything SRK does, he has total control over? So if he did something like this at an international level, he wouldn’t have that control. I think in the end he wasn’t that comfortable not being a hundred per cent in control,” he said.

Sources: https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/hollywood/did-you-know-martin-scorsese-once-wanted-to-cast-srk-and-dicaprio-in-a-film-101668681675460.html

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