Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio to visit Delhi in October


Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio who has become a global superstar with his all-time blockbuster 1997 film ‘Titanic’, will be visiting India in October as a part of a documentary film on climate change.

‘The Wolf of the Wall Street’ actor who is a crusader of global warming and environmental conservation will be in New Delhi to profile renowned environmentalist and political activist Sunita Narain for the untitled and yet-to-be-announced documentary film on climate change that will “explore the crisis of our time in a way that has never been done before”.

A Padmashree awardee, Sunita Narain is currently the director general of the Centre for Science and Environment. She is also the director of the Society for Environmental Communications, and publisher of environmental magazine ‘Down To Earth’.

Leonardo and his crew are expected to arrive in New Delhi on October 29 for days, according to a report in The Indian Express. The Ministry of External Affairs has cleared the application for filming, the report said. It is being reported that Insurgent Media will make the film in association with Diamond Docs and Appian Way Productions.

"Our focus will be Narain's work establishing the principle of equity in the framework convention on climate change," said New York-based Insurgent Media in its application - an argument that has been India's refrain ahead of the Paris climate summit in November. However, according to the report, the officials from Insurgent Media have not confirmed any details.

Sunita Narain who is away in Johannesburg said, “I have been in touch with the film makers for the past year about their plans to make a film on climate change. They wanted me to particularly talk about our concerns about the need for ambition and equity in climate negotiations. They have just informed me that they will be in Delhi on 29 and 30th and will come over to CSE for a sit down interview.”

Leonardo was also a part of a similarly themed documentary called The 11th Hour, which he had produced and narrated.