Exclusive! Ashwin Sanghi on his dream to cast Sushant Singh Rajput in ‘Keepers Of The Kalachakra’ series: He was like an excited child when it came to…

Posted: February 27, 2021 at 3:09 am

Indian author Ashwin Sanghi's book Keepers Of The Kalachakra is being adapted into a series. The bestseller is a mythological-science fiction thriller that tells the story of men who guard the Kalachakra' or Wheel of Time.

In an exclusive chat with ETimes, Ashwin Sanghi spoke candidly about this upcoming venture, his dream cast and Bollywoods new trend of turning book adaptations into blockbusters.

Sharing his thoughts about the ideal person to take this franchise forward, he said, The person I wanted, alas, is no more - Sushant Singh Rajput. He was like an excited child when it came to quantum physics, which is what this thriller is about.

While the nation continues to feel the void left by late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, one of the country's most eminent awards in entertainment, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, has honoured the star with the 'Critic's Best Actor' accolade in the prestigious award ceremony held on Saturday.

When quizzed about his favoured movie adapted from a book, pat came his reply, The Godfather wins hands down.

As far as 'Keepers Of The Kalachakra' is concerned, the Vikram Malhotra-headed Abundantia Entertainment has acquired the rights to the book and plans to convert it into a multi-season series. The author will work closely with the screenwriters' team to bring the book to life.

Sharing his excitement on his new venture, Ashwin said, Vikram Malhotra, Shikhas Sharma and Abundantia are outstanding partners to collaborate with. Their vision for this book is exhilarating. I am sure that we will deliver a series that will pack a punch.

The book follows scientist Vijay Sundaram, who races against time to save humanity from impending doom. Zigzagging from the Ramayana to the birth of Buddhism; from the origin of Wahhabism to the Einsteinian gravitational wave-detectors of LIGO; from tantric practitioners to the Oval Office; and from the rites of Minerva, shrouded in frankincense, to the smoke-darkened ruins of Nalanda, Keepers Of The Kalachakra has it all.

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