Johnny Depp refused to work in India; here’s why

Late Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan once claimed that Hollywood star Johnny Depp did not travel to India to work on a project.

According to a foreign news agency, Johnny Depp was scheduled to work in Mumbai’s Shantaram. Mira Nair was set to direct the film.

However, the project was shelved.

The Hindi Medium star alleged that the Pirates of the Caribbean star was afraid about the fate of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s romance.

According to what I’ve heard, Johnny Depp was hesitant to visit India. “He and Brad Pitt are good friends, and what occurred in Mumbai with Brad and Angelina (Jolie) during The Mighty Heart shoot probably scared him off,” he claimed.

“He demanded that Mumbai be rebuilt in Mexico, but Mira (Nair) was emphatic,” he continued. “The heat, dust, and romance of Mumbai’s streets would not be replicated in a set, no matter how genuine,” she said.

Mira Nair, speaking about the project, stated the script was fantastic, but the situation did not go as planned due to a strike by the Hollywood Writers Guild of America.

“Actor-producer Johnny Depp pursued other projects.” The topic is still as juicy and alive as it was. It is undoubtedly a bit of my heart, but there is no possibility of resurrecting it in the foreseeable future. “I do hope that one day we will be able to bring it to the big screen,” she continued.

It’s worth noting that Johnny Depp launched a defamation complaint against Amber Heard in December 2018 over a column she wrote for The Washington Post in which she defined herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for alleging he was a domestic abuser and is seeking $50 million in damages. Heard, who was born in Texas, countersued, saying she was subjected to ‘rampant physical violence and abuse’ at his hands.

Amber Heard’s counsel said that when Johnny Depp was drunk or high on drugs, he became a physically and sexually violent “monster,” and they questioned him extensively about his drug and alcohol use.

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