Pakistani novel acquired for Bollywood adaptation

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Mumbai | Published: April 11, 2015 5:03:01 PM

Pakistani novel "Karachi, You're Killing Me!" has been acquired for the big screen adaptation by an Indian production company...

Pakistani novel “Karachi, You’re Killing Me!” has been acquired for the big screen adaptation by an Indian production company.

Written by journalist Saba Imtiaz, the book chronicles the life of Ayesha Khan, a progressive journalist in her late twenties, who drinks and smokes, putting her modern attitude in contrast to the city’s orthodox elements.

The novel is said to be a comedy of manners in the city.

Abundantia Entertainment, an independent motion pictures company, will remake the film.

“I read the book, the very day, after I came across a review that described it as a cross between Bridget Jones’ Diary and Diary Of A Social Butterfly. The quick review compelled me to know more and I ended up reading the book,” said Vikram Malhotra, founder and CEO of Abundantia Entertainment.

“I have full faith that ‘Karachi…’ will translate into a film that will resonate with today’s audience, especially women as they will see lots of slices in their lives in it,” he said.

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