Salman Rushdie wants ‘similar’ Johnny Depp to play him in biopic

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2011, 10:32 AM IST

London: Indian-British novelist Sir Salman Rushdie has revealed that he wants Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp to play him in any biopic, because he thinks they are quite similar.

The 64-year-old author, whose fourth novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ (1988) drew protests from Muslims in several countries, is putting the finishing touches to his autobiography and is keen to make it a movie.

“It’s a long read and I’m really excited about finishing the project over the next few months,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying at the GQ Men Of The Year awards last week.

“If it is made into a film it would have to star someone with a striking resemblance to me, so I’m trying to persuade Johnny Depp,” he said.

“I saw him and I think we’re quite similar,” he added.

ANI