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Books and films: The contemporary connect!

DNMUM394419 | 8/13/2017 | Author : Deepali Singh | WC :857

While classics will always be in demand, filmmakers are increasingly looking at today’s stories for movie adaptations

What’s the common link between Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend, Sunhil Sippy’s Noor and Kabir Khan’s Phantom? Well, for starters, they are all movie adaptations of books. Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend, Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me! and S Hussain Zaidi’s Mumbai Avengers, respectively provided material for these movies.
While Indian filmmakers have often sought to adapt classics, and will continue doing so, more and more filmmakers, like Suri, Sippy and Khan, are looking towards contemporary literature for their movies. Meghna Gulzar is adapting Harinder Sikka’s book Calling Sehmat starring Alia Bhatt, while Akshay Kumar is shooting for Padman, based on his wife Twinkle Khanna’s short story by the same name. A cou
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