Alarmed by Bollywood training its lenses on the Buddha, Tulsi Ghimire is now making the first Buddha film from the Himalayan republic to bolster its claim to the founder of Buddhism. ...
“Gautam Buddha”, to be dubbed in English, Hindi, Sinhalese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and German, is going to be an animated film and the first animated feature film from Nepal.
“It would have cost far less had I chosen people to play the roles,” he says ruefully. “But I found that impossible. ..."
The founder of Islam is off-limits, and has been for some time. (Who wants to go on a hit list?)
And India, where most Hindus live, hasn't taken much to animation of any stripe, religious or otherwise.
So we'll see how a long animated movie about the Buddha performs, box-office wise.