In a wonderful coincidence, an Indian PhD student from our group Amrapali Zaveri is going to appear in one of the episodes of Tatort. Now for those of you who do not know, Tatort (English title: Crime Scene) is a very old (since 1970) and popular German TV serial based on crime. Each major city in Germany has its own Tatort.
Amrapali was lucky enough for being offered a role as an extra on one of the episodes “Schwarzer Afghane”. She plays an Afghan whose family has died in a fire and had to act sad and cry about it. The shooting was done last year in Espenhein, near Leipzig. A few shots from the shooting are seen in the image below. Also starring are Simone Thomalla, Martin Wuttke (seen in the picture below) and Maxim Mehmet. Who says scientists aren’t real people?! “There’s more to us than the geeks and nerds that we’re portrayed as”: http://goo.gl/C9yZd 😉
The episode will appear on 17th March, 2013, Sunday at 8:15 p.m on DasErste (ARD). So mark it in your calendar, get your popcorn ready and tune in for some India-Afghan-German drama !