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article imageHomeland: Suraj Sharma joins Season 4 cast

By Mathew Wace Peck     Jun 9, 2014 in Entertainment
Indian actor Suraj Sharma has been added to the line up for the new season of the American Showtime drama series “Homeland,” it has been revealed.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Sharma has been cast in a recurring role: that of Pakistani medical student Aayan Ibrahim, “who crosses paths with Carrie Mathison.”
Still just 21, Suraj Sharma made his acting debut in 2012, playing the lead in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Based on Yann Martel’s novel of the same name, the movie details how, at the age of 16, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel (Sharma) is shipwrecked and then stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean for 227 days with a spotted hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.
Once thought unfilmable, Life on Pi catapulted Sharma from nowhere, the young man having had no acting experience prior to auditioning, along with 3,000 others, for the part.
He also stars in this year’s Million Dollar Arm, from director Craig Gillespie, which recounts the true story of two baseball pitchers — Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel — who were discovered by sports agent J. B. Bernstein after winning a TV-reality show competition.
As detailed by Digital Spy, two further new cast members for Homeland are Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Laila Robins (Bored to Death).
Claire Danes once again plays CIA operative Carrie Mathison; and Mandy Patinkin also returns as former CIA Director Saul Berensen. Nazanin Boniadi, who played Season 3 recurring character Fara Sherazi is back, too, now promoted to a series regular.
Season 4 of Homeland is scheduled to premiere on Showtime this fall.
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