Friday, July 04, 2008

Danny dons Genghis’ garb

He will strike terror as the Mongol ruler in the Hollywood film The Lost Gold of Khan

Veteran actor Danny Denzongpa is still a force to reckon with. He has now bagged a Hollywood film The Lost Gold of Khan in which he plays the role of Genghis Khan, the Mongol ruler who struck terror in the hearts of the people and rulers across Asia through his bloody invasions and loots and formed a vast empire that stretched across the continent.

Mark Roemmich, who has previously worked on the visual and special effects crew in acclaimed Hollywood films like Independence Day and Batman Forever, is slated to direct this action-adventure. The screenplay has been written by Mark and debutant writer Anand Bhardwaj.

The film has actor Matthew Marsden, who has acted in films like Ananconda, Resident Evil: Extinction, Black Hawk Down, will take the lead in this movie co-starring with actresses Joan Severance and Jennifer O’Dell.

“Danny has acted in Mark’s film and is playing the role of Genghis Khan. It’s not a big role or something but the plot of the film deals with the stars trying to search out the Mongol’s wealth,” a source says.

The insider adds, “The film will show Danny when the actors refer to his wars and his accumulation of wealth and the way Genghis looted and plundered kingdoms after kingdoms.”

Shooting of The Lost Gold of Khan is underway and this film marks Danny’s return to commercial cinema. Danny is already acting in three Bollywood movies like Luck that has Aamir Khan’s nephew Imran Khan and Sanjay Dutt in it, Sanjay Gupta’s Acid Factory, and Satish Kaushik’s Karzzzz.