Vineet Bajpai's Harappa trilogy set for screen adaptation; Reliance Entertainment acquires film, webseries rights

The Harappa trilogy comprises three fiction novels - Harappa: Curse of the Blood River; Pralay: The Great Deluge and Kashi: Secret of the Black Temple

Press Trust of India February 16, 2019 11:43:13 IST
Vineet Bajpai's Harappa trilogy set for screen adaptation; Reliance Entertainment acquires film, webseries rights

Mumbai: Entrepreneur Vineet Bajpai's Harappa trilogy is set to be adapted into the big screen or a multi-season web-series with Reliance Entertainment acquiring its rights.

Vineet Bajpais Harappa trilogy set for screen adaptation Reliance Entertainment acquires film webseries rights

The Harappa trilogy comprises three fiction novels - Harappa: Curse of the Blood River; Pralay: The Great Deluge and Kashi: Secret of the Black Temple. Twitter

The Harappa trilogy comprises three fiction novels - Harappa: Curse of the Blood River (2017); Pralay: The Great Deluge (2018) and Kashi: Secret of the Black Temple (2018).

According to the deal's advisor, Sidharth Jain from The Story Ink, "It is, beyond all doubt, a milestone transaction in terms of scale and ambition from both parties. This project holds the promise to set new standards in book-to-screen adaptations."

The three books, published by TreeShade Books, combine mythology, history, fantasy, crime and the modern-day thriller element.

Speaking about the acquisition, Sweta Agnihotri, CEO (content syndication) at Reliance Entertainment, said, "The Harappa trilogy transcends genre-categorisation and blends across the realms of history, mythology, fantasy, crime, thriller and contemporary fiction. It is the perfect story that needs to be told to a wider audience of cinema and digital-content."

Bajpai termed it as a momentous occasion.

"Everyone wanted to see the saga retold on the silver screen. I could not have asked for a better partner than Reliance Entertainment. They have the legacy, the experience and the reach to do full justice to the scale and grandeur needed to adapt the Harappa trilogy on screen," he said.

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