Taj Mahal - India's first IMAX film
Incidentally, Taj Mahal is turning out to be first IMAX film by India. IMAX is a screen that is ten times larger than the conventional screen, with 20,000 watts of sound enveloping you, taking you inside the picture in front of you. The seating too is very special, to give users a one-on-one experience with the film. Investors of the film 'Taj Mahal' are K B Chandrasekhar and B V Jagadeesh, co-founders Internet infrastructure firm Exodus Communications Inc; Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande, chairman of optical networking firm, Sycamore Networks, and Kanwal Rekhi, former chief technology officer of Novell Inc; and Lata Krishnan who is also on the TiE board. Aishwarya does the honours as Mumtaz Mahal. Rumours are rife that Amitabh Bachchan is being signed in for a key role. Shah Jahan might be a Hollywood actor. A R Rahman will compose the music, while Nitin Desai will create his magic on the sets, to Sooni Taraporewala's script. Another point to be noted is that the IMAX version of the film will be for only an hour. But the Hindi 35mm version would be of 2 and half hours.