It’s been a pirate’s life! In 2003, when the first film of the popular franchise titled Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pear hit the screens in theatres, fans have only gone crazy. Why not? The Pirates of the Caribbean gave us the iconic, quirky character Captain Jack Sparrow along with some superb actors, a bunch of hilarious moments, great actions, cool costumes, romance and a soundtrack that will make any mundane activity instantly epic. Its hype can never go down. Notwithstanding, we love these films, but it appears that we did not have much knowledge about the characters. Fans came in with surprise when one of the writers revealed the inspiration behind the charismatic character Jack Sparrow. Well, the biggest confession from Hollywood suggests that the drunk and treacherous pirate was inspired by the Hindu God, Lord Krishna. Thugs of Hindostan is NOT Anywhere Close to Pirates of the Caribbean, Clarifies Aamir Khan.
Ted Elliot, one of the screenwriters of the movie shared in a statement, “Jack Sparrow's character in Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most integral part of the film. The characterization of Sparrow is based on Lord Krishna who is a major deity in Hinduism. While writing the character sketch of Jack Sparrow, we referred to the description of Lord Krishna, various shades of the Almighty, which helped us a lot in making the whole character of Jack Sparrow into existence.”
The big news came in as a shock to netizens, and soon #JackSparrowIsKrishna began to trend on Twitter.
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The favourite character of Jack Sparrow from the series by screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio has created an everlasting impact on the audience. The viewers have liked every sequel of the movie. But the recent revelation has left the fans in a muddle. And we are still dealing with the initial reaction of people. Do you think its fake? Think about it! You might find the connection.