Indian English fictional paperbacks are fit for celluloid
Barun Chanda says Indian English world of fictions can be tapped by film makers
“No plans to pen stories for English paperback fiction by me. I regularly write in Bengali. But from Chetan Bhagat to Arjun Sekharr we have exciting English writers,” the Lootera actor and Ray’s favorite in flicks including Jano Aranyo said.
“You will find the goings a bit intriguing and distracting as you start. But once you get into it that makes absorbing reading. Perfect work to be filmed where the thriller format unfolds the flaws in human perception,” Chanda said.
“I did not see Kai Po Che. Let’s hope more popular paperbacks are taken up by film filmmakers,” Chanda said to another question.
“If End of Story, which takes on media, law and advertising, can be made in film I would wish it is done by someone like Sujoy Ghosh, a.la Kahaani,” writer Arjun Sekhar said.