New Delhi, 20 June 2017: Juggernaut Books is delighted to announce the upcoming film adaptation of Abheek Barua’s crime novel City of Death. The film rights to the novel, which was published last year, have been acquired by Pooja Bhatt’s production company Fish Eye Network.
City of Death introduces the unforgettable Sohini Sen − a middle aged, pill-popping alcoholic detective. When a young woman from a well-connected family is found beheaded, Sen is tasked to investigate the case. But it turns out to be a political minefield with the tabloids baying for her blood.
Apart from producing the film, Pooja Bhatt is all set for a return to the silver screen and will be playing the lead role of Sen.
‘The plot, the milieu & especially the characters grabbed me and left me gasping by the end of it. The themes of depression, addiction, false appearances & corruption make it relevant to the times,’ said Pooja Bhatt.
‘Its immensely gratifying to have someone of Pooja Bhatt’s calibre make and more importantly act in the adaptation of my book,’ said the author Abheek Barua, Chief Economist at HDFC Bank.
“Pooja’s imaginative cinematic vision for City of Death makes her the perfect acquirer of this book. She truly gets the core of this dark story said Anish Chandy, Head of Business Development, Juggernaut Books.