In September, the man behind the movie version of The Secret, Drew Heriot, picked up his feature debut -- the cinematic adaptation of The Aquarian Gospel. I guess he's been really rocking the law of attraction! While Jesus has not been cast yet, Reuters reports that Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat (The Guru and The Myth) has signed on to abstain from worldly pleasure and play an ascetic and friend of Jesus.

According to Bollywood Buzz, she'll play Saraswati -- a loyal friend of Jesus that he bonds with during his travels in India. She was Heriot's first choice for the role, and he says: "After viewing her work, we then saw interviews of her and were extremely impressed by her intelligence and her background." Sherawat, meanwhile, says she was drawn to the challenge of the role, and notes: "I find that in most mythological and spiritual film stories, women seem to be lacking any true wisdom or a sense of humor." And, it's not every day that a beautiful woman takes on a role that is completely removed from sexuality.

The film is slated for release next year, so I imagine we'll have more casting news soon, like who will play the big JC.
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