Dibakar buys rights to all of Byomkesh Bakshi's stories


Mumbai, July 10 -- It's a known fact that Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's famous fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshi, is set to hit the silver screen as filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films (YRF) are set to make a film titled, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Now, we have been told that Dibakar and YRF have officially bought the entire library of Byomkesh's stories.

The deal has been struck for about R8- 10 crore. In effect, from now on, no one would be able to take up or use any of Byomkesh's stories in any language except Bengali. "Yes, we have bought all 30 stories. We have left Bengali out of respect to the writer (Bandyopadhyay) and Bengali people," says Banerjee.

He adds, "The idea is to ensure that no one else make