Sonam Kapoor buys rights to The Aryavarta Chronicles; might play Draupadi in screen adaptation
After buying the rights to Anuja Chauhan's The Zoya Factor, Sonam Kapoor has now bought the rights to Krishna Udayasankar's The Aryavarta Chronicles. As per a report by News18, the actor reached out to the Singapore-based writer to bag the rights of the three-part series named Govinda, Kaurava and Kurukshetra. The novel is essentially a contemporary take on the Mahabharata.
The writer has also confirmed the news, saying that she was completely taken aback when Kapoor approached her. "It’s exciting that The Aryavarta Chronicles series is in the hands of someone with great aesthetic vision," she tells Deccan Chronicle.
Although there is no official word of confirmation from the actor on whether she will just produce an adaptation of the novel or act in it as well, several reports suggest that she might essay the role of a modern-day Draupadi in the screen adaptation.
A self-proclaimed bibliophile, Kapoor has previously acted in Aisha, the Hindi adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. Although currently occupied with Veere Di Wedding, she will soon shift focus to The Zoya Factor's cinematic adaptation, where she's playing the leading role. The film will probably be directed by Abhishek Sharma, as per an earlier tweet by the actor.