Dharma Productions acquires filming rights of The Immortals of Meluha

MUMBAI: Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions has acquired filming rights of Amish Tripathi‘s best-selling debut novel, The Immortals of Meluha.

The first book among Amish Tripathi‘s Shiva Trilogy, Immortals of Meluha, tells the story of a Tibetan immigrant named Shiva who is invited to the kingdom of Meluha where he discovers his destiny. A retelling of the legend of Lord Shiva, this work of fiction found many fans.

Tripathi’s The Shiva Trilogy consists of three books: The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas and The Oath of the Vayuputras.
Avers Tripathi, "I believe that my books are a result of Lord Shiva‘s blessings. He is a God who excites intense passions. If one wants to tell His story, it can only be done with intense passion and commitment. And that is what I saw in Dharma Productions towards The Immortals of Meluha. I believe that my book is in very safe hands with Karan and his team."

Karan Johar will look into finer details, apart from the screenplay. Since it deals with religion and mythology, he will make sure that the subject will be treated with sensitivity.

The book had attracted much attention since Tripathi announced he was on the lookout for a producer to adapt his book. Producers from Hollywood and Bollywood rubbed shoulders to acquire the film rights.

Meanwhile, Karan Johar, in association with Ekta Kapoor, is all set to produce a love story with a twist this year. The film will boast of two of the biggest stars of Bollywood.

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