The hot Indian weather seems to have taken a toll on Hollywood actress Julia Roberts who is now planning to hit Cherrapunji to shoot the remaining part of her upcoming film Eat, Pray, Love.
The actress has been shooting the spiritual part of the movie at Hari Mandir Ashram here. And the next stop in her shooting schedule is Cherrapunji, which experiences year-long monsoon.
“The director wants to shoot the rains in Cherrapunji, so the crew will be heading there after the shooting sums up in Pataudi,” a unit source said.
The 41-year-old actress has till now shot mainly in the Ashram and the Pataudi Palace.
Roberts recently shot a scene where she is shown entering the Ashram in a taxi and a market place atmosphere was created outside the Ashram.
The Oscar-winning actress also made a visit to Mirzapur, 5 kms from here to shoot a scene, which attracted hoards of villagers to the site.
“She went day before yesterday to shoot at Mirzapur and people from all the surrounding villages poured in huge numbers to see the shooting. They are now planning to go there again to shoot in a bajre ka khet and they will also be shooting at the Pataudi railway station and the Ram Mandir,” says Manoj, a resident of Pataudi village.
Roberts is in India till the first week of October and plans to mix work with pleasure by touring different places. She has already shot the first part of the movie in Italy; the spiritual part of the film is being shot in India while the third and final part will be filmed in Indonesia, where Roberts’ character finally finds love.
Produced by Brad Pitt’s company, the film is being directed by Ryan Murphy and also stars Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins and Billy Crudup.
The film is based on the memoir of Elizabeth Gilbert, who visited different parts of the world in search of love and meaning. Her India visit features prominently in the book and the film.