GULF NEWS - Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur to helm series based on Amish’s ‘The Immortals of Meluha’

9 Mar 2022

Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, known for films such as ‘Bandit Queen’ and ‘Elizabeth’, has been signed on to direct a series based on ‘The Immortals of Meluha’, the first of the ‘Shiva Trilogy’ penned by Amish Tripathi.


Suparn S. Varma, dialogue writer of the hit Prime Video series, ‘The Family Man’, will be the showrunner and co-director of the series. The series will be the maiden project of Roy Price’s film and television production house, International Art Machine.


Other projects on the production house’s opening slate are Dibakar Banerjee's political thriller ‘Gods’ and 'The Kitty Party’ led by Preity G. Zinta.


Sharing his thoughts on the project, Kapur said: “Amish’s ‘Shiva Trilogy’ has been India’s great publishing sensation, crossing every age and class. It’s not just mythology, it’s modern storytelling at its best, lending itself to a beautiful international series.”


Reflecting on how the trilogy has become a pop-culture phenomenon, Varma said: “It is a series of genre-defining books. I just loved the re-imagining and the world-building...”