Amish Tripathi’s latest novel Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India is now being made into a major feature film. Tripathi will be producing the film under his banner Immortal Studios along with by Wakaoo Films and Casa Media.
The film, set in the 11th century, when Turkic armies led by ruler Mahmud of Ghazni repeatedly invaded northern India, will follow Suheldev, an Indian king who fought the invaders. The book was published in June by Westland Publications and quickly joined the ranks of Amish’s bestsellers.
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Speaking about the film adaptation, Amish said, “Maharaja Suheldev is one of India’s most consequential heroes from the 11th century, who is, sadly, relatively unknown to modern Indians. This tale carries a universal message of unity cutting across class, caste and religious barriers, a message that is particularly relevant for India today. Maharaja Suheldev’s story tells us that when we Indians are united, we are unbeatable. I am delighted that my book Legend of Suheldev is being converted into a movie to reach out to an even wider audience.”
The script is already under preparation, and the producers will soon announce the name of the lead actor to play the role of King Suheldev. The film is directed by debutant director Senthil Kumar.