Mira Nair to adapt NYT article The Jungle Prince of Delhi into drama series for Amazon Prime Video

The Jungle Prince of Delhi decodes the history of a displaced family who lived in a ruined palace in Delhi claiming to be descendants of Oudh's royal family

FP Staff July 10, 2020 16:44:00 IST
Mira Nair to adapt NYT article The Jungle Prince of Delhi into drama series for Amazon Prime Video

Director Mira Nair is set to adapt the 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist New York Times story and podcast The Jungle Prince of Delhi as a drama series for Amazon.

Written by Ellen Barry, the article reveals the truth about the history of a displaced family who lived in a ruined palace in Delhi and claimed to be the heirs to the fallen kingdom of Oudh, according to Variety.

Barry tweeted with a link to the story and shared the news on social media.

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Nair, best known for her films Salam Bombay!, Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, is attached as a director and executive producer on the project.

She also adapted Vikram Seth's novel A Suitable Boy for BBC.

The story of The Jungle Prince of Delhi will also be executive produced by Stacey Snider, Jane Featherstone, Kate Fenske of SISTER, Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff of Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, Christina Lurie of Fourth and Twenty Eight Films, and Barry and Caitlin Roper, head of scripted entertainment for The New York Times, Variety added.

"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ellen Barry's beautifully written tale of the Oudh family revealed deeper truths rooted in the violence and trauma of the partition of India," Roper said.

"Since its publication, The Times has been searching for the right partners to expand the story's reach and we are thrilled to work with the incomparable Mira Nair, and to be producing The Jungle Prince series with Amazon Studios alongside Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, SISTER and Fourth and Twenty Eight Films," Roper added.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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