How is the tennis star, who has just pulled out from the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, connected to the pop star who recently broke-up with her husband?
February 18, 2009 9:57 by kippreport
Gregory David Roberts
In addition to writing the book, Roberts also wrote the screenplay for the movie, and was reportedly very happy with the choice of Depp for the lead role.
The Australian author shot to fame with his book, Shantaram in 2003, which is a semi-fictional work based on his life. A heroin addict and a convicted robber, he escaped from Victoria’s maximum-security prison in 1980, and lived as a wanted man in India for 10 years. He was later captured and imprisoned in Germany, from where he was extradited to Australia and put into solitary confinement for two years as a punishment for escaping.
Currently, he conducts humanitarian work in Mumbai’s slums, and last year, even gave a tour of the place to the queen of pop…
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