Sonam Kapoor buys movie rights to one of Anuja Chauhan's novels

Added by harini on Mar 01, 2013

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has purchased film rights to one of Anuja Chauhan's novels.  But the actress refused to reveal the name of the book, among the authors two novels 'The Zoya Factor' and 'Battle for Bittora', that she bought the movie rights for.

Sonam Kapoor, who describes herself as someone "who lives to eat and read in that order", said that she bought the rights to the book for the sheer love of its female characters. The actress said that the book has characters that exit in reality and that's what prompted her to buy the film rights.

“The idea of taking a book and turning the pages I remember have been the biggest high for me. So, it was imperative for me to play something like this before I get too old. It is about modern Indian women who exist in reality but not in Hindi cinema,” said Sonam Kapoor while launching Anuja Chauhan's third novel 'Those Pricey Thakur Girls' by Harper Collins.

Sonam Kapoors thinks that her reading habit helps her in her acting as she is able to imagine new characters and places which in turn helps her as an actor.

When asked about people's response to her extensive reading habit, Kapoor said, "People generally get surprised with women with brains."

The actress is glad to have played some "real women" on celluloid in her short career in Bollywood.

“I could play a little bit of modern Indian girl in ‘Delhi 6’ and ‘Aisha’. Both were Delhi girls. One was from Chandni Chowk while the other was from Defence Colony and both girls exist,” said Sonam Kapoor.

If Sonam Kapoor does end up making a film adaptation of the novel then this will be her third movie based on a novel. Her debut movie ‘Sawaariya’ was loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky' short story 'White Nights'. Her movie ‘Aisha’ was a modern day adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel ‘Emma’.

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