Earlier reports that Sean Connery is to team up with Orlando Bloom and Bollywood’s hottest female lead Celina Jaitley may not be true, but it sure would be nice if they were. Last October, Jaitley said that Connery and Bloom were both signed to star in the upcoming, and highly anticipated “Quest of Scheherazade”, which was scheduled to begin shooting back in January. No official word is out as to who actually will star in the film besides Celina, but Wikipedia and other sources suggest a remote possibility.
Connery, who is by the way this writer’s all time favorite actor (well besides the Duke), has been in retirement since 2003′s League of Extraordinary Gentleman. Connery, who lives in the Bahamas, has not even heard of the project according to his representative Nancy Seltzer. I have actually been stressing wondering how Connery has been, since we have not heard from him in so long, but the same reports I am reading confirm his health is actually very good. As for Jaitley, this film will be her first excursion into Hollywood. She is reported to be slated to play an Iranian princess is the film, which with the two other actors mentioned, would be a box office hit from the start.
We are still trying to contact the studios to confirm some of these reports, but regardless of whether or not Connery is in this flick, it would be fantastic to see him back on the screen again. Orlando Bloom has also not been confirmed as one of the stars of the movie, but it would be interesting to see either he or Connery end up with one of the sexiest women in India, and perhaps the world. Jaitley, born in Afghanistan, has been in the news a great deal over her advocacy of gay rights in India, and of course due to her unabashed way of revealing more skin than the average Bollywood actress.
So, if we can all temp Sean Connery to come back, get Orlando interested in Celina, and let movie goers know about it? I any case, we will let you know of developments, but one has to wonder if Jaitley would announce to the world this great cast, and only pulling our legs. Stay tuned then for another version of the Arabian Nights, hopefully with great actors playing the key roles.