Tina Turner visited India to explore role of ‘The Goddess' in film, wanted to ‘reinvent' herself
New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Tina Turner, who had Indians across generations dancing to songs such as “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, was all set to play “Shakti” in a film to be directed by Ismail Merchant and visited Varanasi and Kerala for an exploratory trip.
But the film, announced in the early 2000s, was not to be. And the queen of rock 'n' roll, a practising Buddhist who died at the age of 83 in her Switzerland home on Tuesday, spoke eloquently about the project, “The Goddess”, and its “cosmic energy”.
"The cosmic energy of Shakti attracted me to this film and the film to me. It signifies a new energy, new abilities and new beginnings. I fed the desire in me which wanted me to feel the energy of thousands of people in a stadium. Now I want to go to another message,” Turner told the Eastern Eye in an interview in 2004.