Immortals of Meluha will be a great challenge: Karan Johar

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.

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  • I am eagerly waiting for this movie…BTW the role of Shiva is tailor made for Hrithik.If made well It will be a path breaking movie for indian cinema.The books of Shiva Trilogy are awsome & this guy Amish Tripathi is a very good & talented writer.

  • hrithik is tailor made fr d role of shiva !! he shud finish bang bang n paani(if official) n if zoya akhtar’s film den strt wrking on dis historical !!

  • it vl a huge blockbuster, vl surely b d biggest historical blockbuster !! no oder actor has d guts to play dis role , dey cn only knw to dance on item songs, do unreal stunts etc

  • @some1, y wont it wrk ?? i lyk zoya akhtar’s wrk alot, c has a different kind of vision of cinema , c cn tek our cinema to diff level !! trust on hr, c cn nvr mek a bad movie !

  • AS U SEE IN LAST FEW YEARS no any epic/periodic/historic film be superhit except jodha-akbar. so its hrithik power that he can do this job also he can dance tandav which is required. afterall he is the awesome roshan and superbhero of blywd

  • Please for God sake…do not make a movie on this subject. It is fiction and does not depict Lord Shiva as in mythology. If you have to make the character anything but Shiva.

    A book is a different thing…ppl know it is a work of fiction and ppl forget it. Specially given that Amish’s writing is not at all appealing, most people will not take the work seriously. But movie is a different thing. From children to adults everyone watches it and it will stick forever. Please Please for Lord Shiva’s sake do not make this movie.

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