Producer Sunil Bohra has announced that he has bought the rights of Ajith Pillai’s book Off The Record, which is a collection of unpublished news stories that the author covered during his journalism career.
In the book, which has an introduction by late journalist Vinod Mehta, the author has included unpublished stories about some of the most prominent events that occurred in the history of Indian journalism like the Mumbai riots, the Kargil War and the shadows of the Vajpayee era.
One of the stories is about the author’s interaction with underworld don Chota Shakeel.
Bohra, whose producing credits includes films such as Gangs of Wasseypur, Shahid, Shaitan, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and most recently The Accidental Prime Minister, said he plans to make a film on one of the stories, while developing the rest of the book as a web series.
“Off the Record is such an exciting book that it’s impossible to put it down once you start reading it. I think a good director can make it into a very interesting film. I knew I had to buy the rights of it.”
“The scripting and production teams have already started work on these subjects and as soon as we lock the details we will start rolling them out,” the producer said in a statement.