Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired film adaptation rights to hit Indian novelist Chetan Bhagat’s 2016 acclaimed book One Indian Girl.
The studio, according to reports, plans a Hindi-language adaptation that will go into development later this year.
Bhagat’s book, which broke pre-sale records on Amazon India when it was launched, revolves around a high-flying woman financier who is intelligent and successful, but finds it difficult to find love.
The author of nine novels, Bhagat is known for lucid and fast-moving stories that translate well into film. Previous film adaptations of Bhagat’s books include 3 Idiots (based on Bhagat’s first novel Five Point Someone) 2 States and the award-winning hit Kai Po Che (based on The Three Mistakes of My Life). He was involved in the scriptwriting of Kai Po Che and Half Girlfriend. Writing, cast, crew and production details of One Indian Girl have yet to be finalised.
Sony Pictures International Productions, co-headed by Shebnem Askin and Michael Rifkin, is the local-language production arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group. It releases over 30 films annually across 12 territories around the world.