By Hindustan Times
Mumbai, July 14 -- As one of the biggest book adaptations - Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows-Part 2 - nears release this weekend, the trend of adapting books to films continues to flourish in India. UTV Motion Pictures recently bought the rights to Ashwin Sanghi's bestseller, Chanakya's Chant.
Sanghi, whose book is doused with political overtones, had previously mentioned in an interview that if a film like Raajneeti (2010) could be made, he was not worried about misinterpretation. Which is why, Sanghi decided to stay out of the screenwriting process.
"UTV asked me if I would like to be involved, but I'd rather not. You see, we authors are very possessive of our work, so I would want to be as true as possible in the adaptation, putting limitations on the screenplay," says Sanghi, who understands