Selfies at Taj, film shoot on Leonardo DiCaprio’s secret India visit


Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio made a secretive visit to India for shooting a documentary on climate change with a brief tour to the Taj Mahal thrown in, officials and media reports said Monday.

The 40-year-old actor interviewed Sunita Narain, director of the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) for the film on climate change.

“The visit has been extremely low-profile and secretive. We requested a media interaction following the interview on Friday, but the producers did not agree,” a CSE official said on condition of anonymity.

DiCaprio is an A United Nations Messenger of Peace on Climate Change. Countries are preparing for a UN climate change summit in Paris in December that will negotiate a new international climate treaty.

DiCaprio visited the Taj Mahal at the weekend, wearing a cap and black sunglasses to conceal his identity, the Hindustan Times reported.

The star, who travelled to India with his mother and some family members, took some selfies in the gardens of the historic monument, the report said. Attempts by passers-by to click photographs were turned down by his security posse.

Like his arrival and engagements in the country, it was unclear whether DiCaprio had finished his India visit. Some reports suggested he concluded the visit at the weekend.

“We are not aware whether he is still in India or has already left. His entire schedule was kept under wraps,” the CSE official said.