Hollywood actor Julia Roberts, who won an Academy Award for her role in the film Erin Brockovich, is now in India to shoot for her new movie Eat, Pray, Love, which is based on author Elizabeth Gilbert's memoirs of the same name.

The actor arrived here with her children on Thursday after completing a shooting stint in Italy for the film.

The Pataudi Palace hotel in Gurgaon, where Ms. Roberts is staying, has bookings for the actor from September 12 to October 8. She is staying in a Nafees Manzil room in the hotel, informed sources said.

Gurgaon Police Commissioner S.S. Deswal said: “She is secure. We will provide adequate security to her as per her shooting schedule.”

The shooting schedule is likely to begin on Sunday in and around the Pataudi Palace. Some scenes will be shot at Ashram Hari Mandir at Pataudi near Gurgaon on the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway.

The movie, a Brad Pitt production and directed by Ryan Murphy, features Ms. Roberts in the role of Elizabeth Gilbert, who gives up her home near New York, a comfortable life and a husband when she realises that she is unhappy with life. Her quest for peace and love takes her to Italy, India and Indonesia.

The movie is expected to be released in theatres in 2011. Other member of the cast include Oscar winner Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup and Richard Jenkins. Some of the Indian crew of Slumdog Millionaire will also help in the Indian leg of the shooting.