Coming soon: Smeato the Bollywood musical
John Smeaton, the baggage handler at Glasgow Airport who helped thwart the terrorist attack last summer, has been offered a role to play himself in a Bollywood movie. The news is unlikely to impress the three other men who helped deal with the terrorists, and who recently launched a stinging attack on 'Smeato'.
Mr Smeaton has received several awards, including a gallantry medal from Queen Elizabeth, for the bravery he showed during the attack. Now he has been offered a role in a Bollywood film, currently titled 'Beyond Belief', and to be directed by award winner Nileish Malhotra. Shooting for the movie starts in Glasgow and Dundee in June, a year after the attacks.
Mr Malhotra, who was in Scotland last week to launch the project, told the Daily Record: ''We've heard all about John Smeaton and we are very keen for him to play himself in the movie. It will be great for the movie if we can get him on board.'
'The film is a thriller with some music and it will look into the events leading up to and including the Glasgow Airport attack. It won't be an exact representation of what happened but it will be as accurate as we can make it. We don't want to kill the terrorists; we want to kill the roots of terrorism.'
'We hope to film in Glasgow as well as Dundee and we'll be getting some of Bollywood's leading actors and actresses involved. But we won't be making any announcements until they have signed on the line.'
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