Producer-director Karan Johar, who has the official rights of Amish Tripathi popular novel “Immortals of Meluha”, believes that the movie adaptation will prove to be a game changer for Dharma Productions.
“For me, it is not just another film. I would say it would be a game-changer for Dharma Productions” Karan said at the launch of the cover page of “Oath of the Vayuputras”, the third book in Amish Tripathi’s Shiva trilogy.
“Internally, we have gone through the processes of really finding out exactly who the perfect team would be to write the script, because adapting this book is really a daunting task and putting it out on the celluloid. It is not a film that you can commission to a writer and it will be ready in two or three months… you will get a first draft and second draft. It will probably be the greatest challenge that Dharma Productions has ever taken on,” he added.
Asked what is his Meluha, the perfect land, Karan said: “Every movie I make, becomes my Meluha because to me, every film is therapeutic. Every film, I would say… it becomes a life at that point of time.
“So, we create a Meluha every time we put our vision on celluloid, and I think that would be any filmmaker’s answer.”
The book narrates the story of Shiva, a Tibetan refugee who is taken to Meluha as the king of Meluha believes in the legend that an outsider will be their saviour.
Below are some pictures from the launch event.
Karan Johar unveils Amish Tripathi’s Book
Gautam Padmanabhan, Karan Johar, Amish Tripathi and Rashmi