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Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor reveal their favourite movies based on books

Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Janhvi Kapoor and others reveal their all time favourite book-to-movie adaptations.

bollywood Updated: Sep 06, 2018 17:28 IST
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Priyanka Chopra shared her favourite books to have been adapted into movies on Instagram. Hint: It’s a detective novel.  (AP)
Priyanka Chopra shared her favourite books to have been adapted into movies on Instagram. Hint: It’s a detective novel. (AP)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories about Sherlock Holmes are iconic, and many films and TV shows have been based off the detective. On Thursday, actor Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram to reveal that the famous literary detective was her favourite book-to-movie adaptation.

Sharing a photo collage of Robert Downey Jr, Basil Rathbone and Benedict Cumberbatch, Priyanka wrote on her Instagram story, “No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.” Though it sounds like I could totally have said it, these are actually the words of the master of deduction, #SherlockHolmes. No wonder it’s my fave book-to-film adaptation. Thanks, @sonamkapoor for nominating me! I nominate @ranveersingh to share his favourite film adapted from literature. #WordToScreenMarket2018 #JioMAMIwithSatar2018.”


Many actors like Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor have taken to social media to talk about their favourite books that have been adapted into movies. Sonam, who had nominated Priyanka to share her favourite movie based on a book, revealed Gone With The Wind, Breakfast At Tiffanys and The Godfather as the movie adaptations she the most liked. In a series of posts, Sonam also nominated her cousin, actor Arjun Kapoor and her sister, film producer and stylist, Rhea Kapoor.

“I’d cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.” Margaret Mitchell wrote. Vivian Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara cut up her curtains instead. I nominate @priyankachopra to share her favorite film adapted from literature,” Sonam wrote on Instagram. Sonam is supporting Mumbai Film Festival’s new Word to Screen initiative, through which the festival creates a platform where books can be adapted for screen.

Inspiration for movies comes from many places: plays, songs, true stories. But books remain the most frequently visited well for cinematic inspiration. Of the hundreds of movies based on books, here are the best films adapted from literature, according to actors Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor and others.

Katrina Kaif: The English Patient 

Janhvi Kapoor: A Streetcar Named Desire  

Alia Bhatt: Sense and Sensibility and Gone Girl

Sonam Kapoor:  Breakfast At Tiffanys

Sonam Kapoor:   The Godfather

Sonam Kapoor:   Gone With The Wind

Arjun Kapoor:   Gone Girl

Rhea Kapoor:   Mean Girls

 Anshula Kapoor:   The Help

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First Published: Sep 06, 2018 15:35 IST

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