Goan author’s ‘Karmic Ishq’ to be adapted into movie

Panjim, April 4 (IANS) Goan author Savio Rodrigues’s book “Karmic Ishq” is being made into a Hollywood movie.

The book, which came out last year has been sold to an Indo-Hollywood production company, Houseful Motion Pictures, for an undisclosed amount and will be made into an English language film to cater to the global movie audience.

“Having been associated with Indian, regional and international films for several years now, the ability to spot good content for a movie is ingrained. ‘Karmic Ishq’ is a touching story of love, passion and karma. It delves into the social evil of child abuse and its impact on the psyche of its survivors,” Utpal Acharya, managing director, Houseful Motion Pictures, said in a statement.

Sharing that some books need a larger canvas to show their true value, Acharya added that “Karmic Ishq” “needs to be made into a movie for the global and Indian audience that appreciates a good realistic story with a message of hope”.

“Our vision is to make an English movie for the global audience. We are in talks to partner with a Hollywood production company to co-produce the movie with us,” he added.

The plot of the book follows the life of its two main protagonists Kevin and Alisha through their growing up years. Both are survivors of child abuse in their growing years and both have dealt with their trauma differently yet love binds them together.

“I would also be a part of the filmmaking process to co-write the screenplay for the movie. ‘Karmic Ishq’ is a story for a global audience. I am also excited that as a Goan author, my work is creating a platform for other Goan authors on an International level,” Rodrigues said.

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