As posted on
For Media and Government Investigation of Sathya Sai Baba',
by Barry Pittard on June 14, 2010
"Through very separate channels, I have
learnt that there have been discussions in different parts
of the movie-making world about what approaches to scripting,
venue, demographics, legal issues, and so forth, might best
lend themselves to portraying the story of a guru so
controversial and ’larger-than-life’ as Sathya Sai Baba.
Other charismatic cult leader names are mentioned as well,
but Sathya Sai Baba is the biggest".
"I earlier wrote:
Dare Songstress Nora Jones Touch Sai Baba? Sathya
Sai Baba interests courted Jones (the daughter of the famous
Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar,
both of them his longtime
devotees) to play the lead in a movie, oddly titled “My Guy”,
and it will be interesting to get confirmation of the story
that the project has foundered".
"One of the top handful of former police
chiefs in the world told me that he considered Sathya Sai
Baba as plausibly the master criminal of the 20th century. (To
reputed media or other serious investigators, I can share
his name. He is in consultancy these days)".
"The need for excellent movies on the contra
cult topic is acute. It is one of the most crucially avoided topics
by powerful political and religious instrumentalities".