Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired the rights for movie adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s 2016 bestselling book ‘One Indian Girl’. The book is said to have broken Amazon’s pre-order records within just the first two hours and it was also the leading book title pre-ordered on the site ever since the inception of since 2013.
Shebnem Askin, Co-Head of Sony Pictures International Productions spoke about the book adaptation acquisition and said, “As the film market continues to boom in India, we’re continuously looking for exciting content that stands out from both a creative and cultural perspective, and we’re thrilled to adapt and produce Chetan Bhagat’s book for the big screen.”
Chetan Bhagat’s book is about who is both intelligent and successful but struggles to find love. Bhagat was named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 most influential people in the world” in the year 2010 and Fast Company, USA had also listed him as one of the “100 most creative people in the business.”
Bhagat has authored 9 best selling novels and sold over 10 million books and has been cited by The New York Times as “the best-selling author in India’s history”. Before this, 3 of his books have been adapted into blockbuster hit movies – ‘3 Idiots’, ‘2 States’ and ‘Kai Po Che’.
Speaking about the film adaptation deal, author Chetan Bhagat said, “It is always exciting when a story you have written is interpreted cinematically. The fact that Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired the film adaptation rights to ‘One Indian Girl’ is particularly promising because this is the studio behind some of the biggest films of our times and I cannot wait to begin this exciting journey with this energetic team. This story has both a national and international appeal and I cannot wait to see it on the big screen.”
So far only the book adaptation to film deal has been inked. Cast and crew details as well as production and release date schedules are yet to be finalised.