This is unbelievable but a writer of the blockbuster Hollywood franchise Pirates of the Caribbean confessed that the principal character of Jack Sparrow was based on Lord Krishna.
Ted Elliott, one of the screenwriters for Jack Sparrow’s character, said, “Jack Sparrow’s character in Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most integral parts of the film.”
“The characterisation 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,” added Elliott.
The revelation quickly, and expectedly, went viral on social media in India with people commenting on the similarities between a pirate and a God.
Fans went into a frenzy and tweeted with the hashtag #JackSparrowIsKrishna.
— Sai Tomnekar (@SaiTomnekar) September 25, 2018
कृष्णा किसी भी रूप में आ सकते है. #JackSparrowIsKrishna
वो किसी धरम को देख कर धरती पर नहीं आते। .. https://t.co/QkiFy0vOrO
हमारे ग्रंथो में अपार ज्ञान भरा हुआ है.. पर ये काफी दिनों बाद माना इन्होने।
@TeddElliot @TerryRossio @stuz360 #JohnyDepp @Isckonindiatour pic.twitter.com/Dcx8qhVrV6
— Sir Ravinder Jadeja (@SirJadeja7) September 25, 2018
the writers of Pirates of the Caribbean openly confessed that the popular character of Jack Sparrow is actually inspired by Indian Lord Krishna #JackSparrowIsKrishna pic.twitter.com/uZ0HHByNGu
— 🇮🇳~Satya~🇮🇳 (@satya100686) September 25, 2018
#JackSparrowIsKrishna है ya nahi par Apne Dharam Par Chalo …aur Sapse Prem Karo….@TeddElliot @TerryRossio @stuz360 #JohnyDepp @orlandopirates @Carabinapirates @HareKrishna_hkr pic.twitter.com/uHuxgOaJrW
— Hakuna Matata (@Hakunaa_Mata) September 25, 2018
सम्भवामि युगे युगे- har yug me Krishna ne alag avatar liye. Kya Hollwyood ka Jack Sparrow bhi unhi ka ek avtar hai? #JackSparrowIsKrishna Lord Krishna @HareKrishna_hkr @KrishnaLovers @being_Jatak pic.twitter.com/tvjZFJBxN8
— तांबडे बाबा (@CrazyThakare) September 25, 2018
— R!chaa J. (@OfficialRicha18) September 25, 2018
Sparrow, in the movies, is a smart man who often gets out of tricky situations with his wit, intelligence and tact, as opposed to physical force.
In all the movies in the series, the character is played by Johnny Depp, whose performance turned him as well as the character into one of the world’s most recognisable faces.
Pirates of the Caribbean is the creation of screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.