From books to big screen!


By Hindustan Times

Are we looking at an Indian Harry Potter? We can hardly wait to see the film adaptations of these bestsellers.

The Immortals of Meluha: Amish
The first book of Amish’s Shiva trilogy delves into the life of Shiva and his love for Parvati. Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions will be adapting the bestseller.

Herogiri: Mainak Dhar
The superhero novel is about an ordinary man with extraordinary powers. After the lukewarm Aisha (2010), Sonam Kapoor’s sister Rhea will be producing this adaptation.

2 States: The Story of My Marriage: Chetan Bhagat
It’s the love story of a Punjabi boy and a South Indian girl. The film will be co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar.

The 3 Mistakes of My Life: Chetan Bhagat
The journey of three friends as they discover cricket, religion and business. It’s the inspiration for director Abhishek Kapoor’s upcoming Kai Po Che!

Mumbai Fables: Gyan Prakash
It’s everything Mumbai, from its glitzy film industry to its seedy underworld. Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet is based on it.

Midnight’s Children: Salman Rushdie
The magic realist novel captures India’s transition from the Partition to the Emergency. Deepa Mehta’s adaptation is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

The Zoya Factor: Anuja Chauhan
A Rajput girl becomes a lucky charm for the Indian cricket team. The adaptation will be directed by Pooja Shetty.