Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and author Amish Tripathi may collaborate to adapt the writer’s best-selling Ram Chandra series of novels into a trilogy film. The filmmaker was quizzed by a Twitter user whether he can helm a film trilogy based on Amish’s Ramayana novels.
To which, Shekhar Kapur replied, “If @authoramish agreed, I would happily do so.” Amish immediately replied to the filmmaker’s tweet, saying, “Let the discussions begin!”
Though interactions on social media may not often mean much in real-world and what is exchanged on Twitter might not end up actually being a deal between the two. But many fans are already excited about this collaboration already.
If @authoramish agreed, I would happily do so
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) August 29, 2020
Let the discussions begin! 😊
— Amish Tripathi (@authoramish) August 30, 2020
Ram Chandra series consists of three novels namely, Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila and Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta. They recite the story of harbinger-poet, Valmiki’s epic poem Ramayana, the journey of Rama, the legendary king who is considered one of Lord Vishnu’s avatar.
Amish Tripathi also has the famous Shiva Trilogy and the recent Legend of Suheldev to his credits.
Shekar Kapur is known for helming films like Masoom, Mr. India, Bandit Queen, among others. He has been away from directing films for quite a while now. He last donned the director’s hat for the 2009 short film Passage.