Paris wants holy role
16:30 23 February 2006
Paris Hilton is desperate to land the part of Mother Teresa in an upcoming film.
The sexy socialite has expressed her delight at being short-listed for the saintly role in Indian director T. Rajeevnath's proposed film.
Paris has reportedly discussed the project with the acclaimed film-maker and has assured him she is very interested.
Rajeevnath said during a late-night TV interview: "This certainly is good news. What made me happy was that she said she would try to convince me she could handle the role.
"My agents are working out a time slot for a meeting with her."
Rajeevnath got the idea to cast Paris after being impressed when she refused to strip off for Playboy magazine.
Since news surfaced about the biopic, the 54-year-old director has been approached by several international production houses interested in funding the film.
He said: "I have had a mail from the agents of Warner Brothers and several others, expressing their desire to be associated with the movie."
The English language film will be mainly shot in West Bengal, where Mother Teresa spent most of her life helping the poor.
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