A Life changing film for the young actor of Pi
NEW YORK (AP) - The only thing more unlikely than a movie about a boy adrift on a ship with a Bengali tiger is the tale of the film's star.
Teenager Suraj Sharma went along with his acting brother to a Delhi, India, audition of Life of Pi purely as a favour, motivated by the promise of a free meal.
"He said, 'Come with me because I don't want to go alone,"' Sharma recalled in an interview at Lincoln Center shortly before the film premiered at the New York Film Festival in September.
"I said, 'Fine, as long as you buy me a sandwich afterwards.' That sandwich got me Pi.'