Three facts not many would know about Exodus, the Biblical epic releasing today
Indian connect: Indira Varma, will be seen alongside Christian Bale in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, playing the High Priestess Miriam, sister of Moses (Bale). Varma born to an Indian father and a Swiss mother, made her film debut in Mira Nair’s film, Kama Sutra:A Tale of Love, in 1996, and has since done many leading roles.
Croaking numbers: Enough has been said about the elaborate sets. In one scene, 400 frogs were brought on the set, with six frog handlers, a frog handler dog and a one-metre high frog fence. Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who plays Nefertari, Ramesses’s wife, had to pretend to be asleep, even as a large bag of live frogs would be emptied over her head.
Bale attack: The first movie Christian Bale chose to watch when he got the part in the movie was Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. In a recent interview, Bale described his character in the film as a ‘freedom fighter’ and a ‘terrorist’ against the slaveholding Egyptian empire. “[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter. A terrorist, in terms of the Egyptian empire. What would happen to Moses if he arrived today? Drones would turn out after him, right?” he had asked.
Exodus: Gods and Kings is scheduled to
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