Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired the film adaptation rights to hit Indian novelist Chetan Bhagat’s famous book One Indian Girl. The studio plans to modify the Hindi language, which will be developed later this year.
Bhagat’s book, which broke Amazon India pre-sale records when it launched, is about a high-flying, smart and successful financier who finds it difficult to find love.
Bahgat, the author of nine novels, is known for his clear, fast-paced stories that translate well into film. Previous adaptations of Bhagat’s books include “3 Idiots” (based on Bhagat’s debut novel “Five Point Someone”) and the hit song “Kai Po Chi” (based on “The Three Errors in My Life”). Co-written by “Kai Po Che” and “Half Girlfriend”. The writing, cast, crew, and production details of “One Indian Girl” have yet to be finalized.
Sony Pictures International Productions, co-chaired by Shibnim Askin and Michael Rifkin, is the local language production arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group. It releases more than 30 films annually across 12 regions around the world.
Lada Singh, Creative Director of SPIP’s Indian arm, was instrumental in concluding the rights deal. In India, SPIP was behind titles such as “Pad Man” and “102 Not Out”.
“As the film market in India continues to thrive, we are constantly looking for exciting content that stands out from a creative and cultural perspective, and we are thrilled to adapt and produce Chetan Bhagat’s book for the big screen,” said Askin. , co-chair of SPIP.
“It is always exciting to have a story I wrote in a cinematic way. The fact that SPIP has obtained the rights to edit ‘One Indian Girl’ is especially promising because this is the studio behind some of the biggest films of our time. This story is for her,” Bhagat said in a prepared statement. A national and international attraction, I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.”