Skip to comments.Indian director hopes to cast Paris Hilton as Mother Teresa (Really... not a joke!)
Posted on 04/05/2006 8:17:29 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AFP) - An Indian movie director said he hopes to persuade Paris Hilton to play the role of Nobel laureate and prospective Catholic Saint, Mother Teresa, in an upcoming film.
"Her features resemble Mother Teresa," director T. Rajeevnath told AFP from the southwestern coastal state of Kerala.
The filmmaker said Hilton is on his shortlist after a computer-generated image showed a close facial match between the hotel heiress and the Albanian-born nun.
Mother Teresa, who died in 1997, worked among the poor in the teeming slums of Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, with the Missionaries of Charity. She was beatified by Pope John Paul in 2003, a significant step on the road to sainthood in the Catholic church.
"A meeting with Paris Hilton is scheduled for the end of April," Rajeevnath said.
The 54-year-old director is well-known in India for his Malayalam-language films, including "Janani" (Mother) -- the story of seven nuns who care for an abandoned baby, which won a national award.
Hilton's prior movie experience includes appearing in a home-made sex video made by a former boyfriend that appeared on the Internet, and parts in several Hollywood B-films.
The blond socialite, who is often the focus of US celebrity gossip columns, also starred in the US reality television show "The Simple Life".
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Well, she is as skinny as Mother Teresa.. that's about it..
Oh yeah. I mean, come on, can't you see the similarities??
I can't believe they said that!
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And has a better skin-care regimen.
I see a lot of "missionary" jokes coming.
I'm sure mother Theresa would be thrilled at the choice of a talentless socialite best known for her personal porno circulating on the Internet to play her.
I can see her walking around the ghettos in designer dresses and high-heels with her little dog and performing "whore-offs" to help feed the poor.
I think this has been posted here at least 12 times over the last month.
Janani is a melodrama in Malayalam, the language spoken in the State of Kerala in India. A baby boy is abandoned on the steps of a remote chapel on Christmas Eve and discovered by the nuns who inhabit the old-age home nearby. The presence of a young life brings new energy to the nuns, but they are hardly equipped or experienced to take care of an infant. All turns out well when a wealthy but childless couple from the U.S. arrives with the intention of adopting the baby. The script is rather contrived but the cinematography of Suresh P. Nair is noteworthy in bringing out the tranquility of the lush vegetation of the mountainous regions of Southern India. The film was screened at the 4th International Film Festival of Kerala, 1999.
Then he should cast Barbara Streisand to portray Laura Bush.
The pig is the total complete opposite of Mother Theresa.
Paris does Calcutta!
No, it isn't.
The director is a smart guy who knew he could generate instantaneous "buzz" about his project by making the absurd suggestion that Paris Hilton would get the role.
It's worked wonderfully.
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