Mumbai: It seems Hollywood just can’t get enough of the Indian flavour. After Slumdog Millionaire’s Rubina and Ayush Mahesh, it’s now turn for Mumbai boy Ayush Tandon to take on the Hollywood world. The ‘aamchi Mumbai’ kid has taken a stride straight to Hollywood and is set to play the teenaged avatar of ‘Pi’ Patel in Ang Lee’s new movie ‘Life of Pi’.

12-year-old Ayush has wrapped up his part for the 3D Hollywood movie, ‘Life of Pi’. He shot in places like Taiwan and Puducherry.

“People are very professional there. They are always in time and they smoothly finish everything in the stipulated time. It was so wonderful to work with them,” Ayush said.

He has also starred as young Arun in ‘7 Khoon Maaf’.

“It's a fantastic feeling that I have done a Hollywood film. My part of the shoot is complete,” he added.

Lee, a Golden Globe and Oscar winning Taiwanese American film director, got international acclaim with movies like 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon'.

“Lee was looking for the right child artist for the role. He had visited many schools and auditioned. My audition was approved by the US (team). I was called for a look test in Taiwan and they selected me there,” said Ayush, a student of Mumbai's St. Augustine's School.

He got special leave from his school to shoot for the movie, based on Yann Martel's Booker-winning novel of the same name.

Ayush is not permitted to speak about the film, but while giving inkling about his character, he said: “It's an Indian character who lives in Pondicherry”

“(In the film) My father has a zoo in Canada and we are shifting there in a ship and the ship sinks, but Pi escapes in a lifeboat. I am not there in the ship part. It's done by the older Pi. The story is all about his journey,” he mentioned.

Delhi-based 17-year-old Suraj Sharma will play the teenaged Pi in the film.

Even at this tender age, Ayush has an impressive body of work - Ayush is the winner of Zee TV's dance reality show 'Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka' and he has also done Sony's 'Comedy Ka Daily Soap'.

He has quite a few commercials to his credit - Maltova, BSNL Phone, Pogo Chips, Philips, Reliance mobile, Apsara colour pencil, Sunfeast pasta, Indian Oil, Maggi noodles, Metlife Insurance, Honda Scooty, Cadbury Gems, Aircell Phone, Big Bazaar, Boomer Chewing Gum, Glucovita, Horlicks Milk, Tetra Pack, Dabar Chawanprayash and Co-fresh snacks.

(Agencies)