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Meet the man who is turning your favourite books into movies

Of late, the world of books-to-film agenting has seen a solid push. One of the companies leading this movement is The Story Ink, India’s first story company, as its founder Sidharth Jain calls it.
Previously, Jain had founded iRock Films, a content development and a film production company, after which he had a two-year stint heading original content, licensing and acquisitions at Hotstar. Then in 2018 Jain started The Story Ink.
Previously, Jain had founded iRock Films, a content development and a film production company, after which he had a two-year stint heading original content, licensing and acquisitions at Hotstar. Then in 2018 Jain started The Story Ink.
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 06:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKabir Singh Bhandari

Hindustan Times and editorji join hands for first ever digital-only

The two partners are creating exclusive content featuring top journalists and experts.
The digital video coverage from this partnership of Hindustan Times and editorji is possibly the largest ever initiative of its kind in India.
The digital video coverage from this partnership of Hindustan Times and editorji is possibly the largest ever initiative of its kind in India.
Updated on May 20, 2019 09:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Bollywood Bookshelf: The books on Sonam Kapoor’s mind right now…

The actor’s preference of books reflect her choices in life: strong, classic and ones that look good on screen, just like her!
A bookworm, Sonam Kapoor loves reading fantasy and fiction, and also autobiographies(Getty images)
A bookworm, Sonam Kapoor loves reading fantasy and fiction, and also autobiographies(Getty images)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 12:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByZuni Chopra

ED issues notice to NDTV over forex norm violation of Rs 4,300 crore

An ED statement said the notice was issued in respect of suspected contraventions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act relating to foreign direct investment received by NDTV.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it had issued a show-cause notice to New Delhi Television Ltd which operates television channels including the news broadcaster NDTV.(HT File Photo)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it had issued a show-cause notice to New Delhi Television Ltd which operates television channels including the news broadcaster NDTV.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 11:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Sacred Games director Vikram Motwane is shocked aunties binged it, teases season 2

Sacred Games co-director and showrunner Vikramaditya Motwane says that he is still shocked that aunties watched the show, and teased the hotly anticipated second season of the Netflix show.
Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a poster for Sacred Games.
Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a poster for Sacred Games.
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 08:31 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Sacred Games author Vikram Chandra interviewed by his niece

The author of the book, now a web series, shares his secrets of storytelling with buddying writer and niece Zuni Chopra
Vikram Chandra, pride writ large on his face, indulges his niece Zuni Chopra as she interviews him for HT Brunch(Aalok Soni)
Vikram Chandra, pride writ large on his face, indulges his niece Zuni Chopra as she interviews him for HT Brunch(Aalok Soni)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByZuni Chopra

Taxi Driver writer Paul Schrader says Sacred Games’ profanity sounds childish

Taxi Driver and Raging Bull screenwriter Paul Schrader is watching Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games, and having a conversation with Vikram Chandra about swearing.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan star in Netflix’s Sacred Games.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan star in Netflix’s Sacred Games.
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 03:07 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent, New York

Amid Sacred Games drama, Karan Johar offers a glowing endorsement. Read his review

Karan Johar has offered glowing praise for Sacred Games, the Netflix original series starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui that has been mired in controversy.
Filmmaker Karan Johar at the trailer launch of Lust Stories in Mumbai.(IANS)
Filmmaker Karan Johar at the trailer launch of Lust Stories in Mumbai.(IANS)
Updated on Jul 15, 2018 02:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Anurag Kashyap made me shoot for the nude scene 7 times in Sacred Games, says Kubra Sait

Kubra Sait plays a transgender character in Sacred Games. She talks about her nude scene in the show.
Kubra Sait and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Sacred Games.
Kubra Sait and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Sacred Games.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 09:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

From Satya to Sacred Games: The agony and ecstasy of seeing Mumbai on screen

As the web series based on Vikram Chandra’s novel premieres on Netflix, a look at how differently the city of its birth has been reflected in cinema through the years.
Gangsters, killers and smuggling at the docks... Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra’s 900-page thriller, is set mainly in the Mumbai of the 1980s and ’90s.
Gangsters, killers and smuggling at the docks... Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra’s 900-page thriller, is set mainly in the Mumbai of the 1980s and ’90s.
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 10:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanjukta Sharma

Sacred Games: How India’s first Netflix original came together

Sacred Games is based on Vikram Chandra’s book by the same name. It’s Netflix’s first original series in India.
Sacred Games is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.
Sacred Games is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVidhi Choudhary

Ranveer Singh has killed it in Gully Boy, says rapper Divine, buckling up for the big leagues

Ahead of Netlix’s Sacred Games (for which he has written an original song) and the upcoming film Gully Boy (for which his life is a basis) rapper Divine talks about blowing up big time.
Divine’s rooted Mumbai voice is a crucial factor in Netflix’s Sacred Games.(YouTube)
Divine’s rooted Mumbai voice is a crucial factor in Netflix’s Sacred Games.(YouTube)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar, New Delhi

I like to play characters which are complex and not cliched, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has some interesting projects lined up. While he is playing a gangster in Sacred Games, he will be seen as Saadat Hasan Manto in a biopic. He is also playing Bal Thackeray in another biopic.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is working in diverse projects.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is working in diverse projects.
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 09:27 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui look sinister in new Sacred Games posters

New posters for Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games, were released online on Tuesday, featuring the leads Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte and Elnaaz Norouzi.
Saif Ali Khan stars as Sartaj Singh in Netflix’s Sacred Games.(Netflix)
Saif Ali Khan stars as Sartaj Singh in Netflix’s Sacred Games.(Netflix)
Updated on May 22, 2018 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Saif Ali Khan enjoys pool date with Kareena, Taimur two days after acquittal

Saif Ali Khan is enjoying a day out in the sun with his family as Salman Khan gears up for day three in Jodhpur Central Jail.
Saif Ali Khan is cherishing all moments with Kareena and Taimur.(Instagram)
Saif Ali Khan is cherishing all moments with Kareena and Taimur.(Instagram)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 11:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi
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