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Author Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant to be adapted for the tube

A production house has bought the rights of Delhi-based author Manju Kapur’s book The Immigrant.

books Updated: Dec 22, 2016 19:25 IST
Henna Rakheja
Henna Rakheja
Hindustan Times
Author Manju Kapur.
Author Manju Kapur.
         

Author Manju Kapur has been a favourite among readers of Indian English literature. But among the non-readers, she became popular when her book Custody was adapted to a popular TV serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.

“Custody has been adapted for a Balaji serial. Everybody tells me it’s dead awful. My thought really was that anybody who saw that (serial) would come back to the book. I still hope that, and maybe it’s happening,” says Kapur.

Cover of the Manju Kapur’s book The Immigrant, which will now be adapted into a TV serial.
Cover of the Manju Kapur’s book The Immigrant, which will now be adapted into a TV serial.

“Balaji has bought rights for my other book, The Immigrant, and I’m actually fine with that. They have told me they are going to deviate from it. So many episodes, I think 700...My friends say you shouldn’t do this. But my book is my book and once it’s out there, I’m okay with whatever happens with it,” adds Kapur. Is her new book, Brothers, garnering interest of production houses too? “No. Nobody is queuing up to adapt it.” she says.