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Pakistani author’s novel to become Bollywood film!

Journalist Saba Imtiaz’s debut novel ‘Karachi You’re Killing Me’ has been bought by Bollywood filmmakers.

The same filmmakers who are responsible for the upcoming Bollywood movie titled Airlift, which stars Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur.

Pakistani journalist Saba Imtiaz penned her debut novel and described it as ‘a comedy of manners in a city with none.’ Set to be India’s answer to Bridget Jones Diary, the movie is expected to go on floor later this year. Saba will be closely involved in the screenplay of the film.

The novel is about a young woman by the name of Ayesha Khan who’s quite liberal as opposed to the orthodox, conservative environment of her city and country. She drinks, she smokes and is a progressive thinking individual. Currently, filmmakers are scouting for a young girl to play Ayesha Khan.

Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, producer Vikram Malhotra stated:-

“The story excited me just the way Queen had when Vikas Bahl had first narrated it to me. I have full faith that this novel would translate into a film that will resonate with today’s audience, especially women as they will see a slice of their lives in it! Work is on in full swing on adapting the book into a film and we will finalise the cast soon,” said Malhotra.

 

 

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