EXCLUSIVE: In the documentary Decoding Deepak, writer-director-producer Gotham Chopra takes a year-long road trip with his father to understand the public spiritual figure the author is to the world vs. the man he is known to his family. The SXSW Film Festival premiere examines Chopra’s relationship with devoted disciples ranging from celebs like Lady Gaga to ordinary folks searching for answers. The film also examines the massive empire Deepak has built over 25 years that came about from his own spiritual breakdown and a decidedly non-spiritual (and boozy) origin. The film premieres March 11th at SXSW. Here’s the trailer:
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