Indian author pens sequel to Jeffrey Archer’s ‘First Among Equals’ for Bollywood film

Published: July 31, 2014
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Anish Trivedi to pen sequel to Jeffrey Archer’s ‘First Among Equals’. Twitter photo

SUBHASH K. JHA
IANS 

Mumbai – In what must qualify as a first in the field of literary adaptations, author-columnist Anish Trivedi has written a sequel to international best-selling author Jeffrey Archer’s novel “First Among Equals”.

Now the story from “First Among Equals” is being carried forward by Trivedi in a screenplay entitled “Dilli” for a feature film to be produced by Sheetal Talwar.

Though not much is being revealed about the project, it is understood that the screen-sequel to Archer’s novel is an Indo-Pak love story.

Said Talwar: “All I can reveal at the moment is that that we’ve bought the rights to Jeffrey Archer’s ‘First Among Equals’, which we’ll make into a television serial eventually. And yes, Anish Trivedi has written a sequel to ‘First Among Equals’. It is based in the present-day cross-border politics.”

The sequel to Archer’s novel will eventually be converted into a novel.

“We’ve authorized them to publish the book three months after the film’s release,” said Talwar.

The film is expected to go on the floors by the end of the year.

IANS 2014-07-31 19:32:16

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