Finally, there's some good news for former Satyam chairman B.Ramalinga Raju. If sources are to be believed, he has been approached by renowned director Danny Boyle to play the lead role in his next venture 'Millionaire Slumdog', which will be based on his own real life story.
Reversing the fairytale storyline from his earlier hit 'Slumdog Millionaire', Boyle's new film will be about an extremely wealthy man who eventually ends up as a common prisoner due to extreme stupidity. “It's the story of a man who goes from cooking his books to being booked as a crook. Look look, it's a rook! I took this hook and look – don't it soock?” rapped a frenetic Blaaze, resorting a Yorkshire accent to squeeze in another rhyme.
“Wow! Ramalinga Raju acting in a film about Ramalinga Raju! That's like Shah Rukh Khan acting in a film about Shah Rukh Khan! Or William H.Macy acting in a film about William H.Macy. Or Grand acting in a film about Grand. Or . . er . . heh heh . . I guess you get the picture!”, said a sheepish-looking Arnab Goswami, for once realizing that he was yammering on about something that his viewers had figured out several hours ago.
“I'm delighted that Slumdog Millionaire, which has me in it, has won such global acclaim. I hope that this film, in which I play a meaty role, wins at the Oscars. This would mean so much to everyone, including me, who was involved in making this project such a great success, such as myself.”, said an eerily leery Anil Kapoor, quite unaware that Boyle, and everyone else, were getting on with their careers.
In good news for Kapoor, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is constituting a new category “Best performance in mispronouncing the word 'millionaire' multiple times in a film”, just to reward his efforts in creating interesting variants such as 'Millioneer, Millonier, and Millenner.'
Returning to Mr.Raju, the former industry big-wig is hoping that the film will gain him public sympathy, enabling his eventual release from prison, and eventual success in politics. “Worked for Sunjay Dutt, dinnit?” he signed off with a surprisingly elfin grin.