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Suraj Sharma teenager from Delhi - Hero in 'Life of Pi' movie by Ang Lee

Suraj Sharma (Image:Rediff)

Suraj Sharma, aged 17, from Delhi has been roped in as the hero in the forthcoming movie of Ang Lee.

Suraj Sharma who has no previous acting experience will play the lead character in the movie Life of Pi, an adaptation of Canadian author Yann Martel's Booker Prize winning-novel.

The movie to be shot in 3D tells the story of a boy named Piscine Molitor aka “Pi” Patel from Pondicherry who survives 227 days after a shipwreck, while stranded on a boat with a Bengal tiger.

Suraj Sharma, the delhi teenager was selected from 3000 candidates to do the lead role.

Ang Lee is noted for his action flicks Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon etc

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