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A Pakistani Novel is set to become one of the most anticipated Bollywood Films of 2017

Karachi in Mumbai? This should be fun!

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By Mashaal Rana

There is no doubt that a great story is precious, especially when it defies borders and connects women from two different countries embroiled in political tensions. Author Saba Imtiaz’s novel did exactly that. Within a year after its release, producer Vikram Malhotra, of Queen and Gangs of Wasseypur, chose ‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me!’ for his latest Bollywood story line. The film is slated to release by the end of next month. Here is the trailer that was launched earlier this week:

The trailer is hilarious, culture-forward and relatable.

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‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me!’ is a comedy crime-thriller novel about a 20-year-old reporter, living in one of the world’s most dangerous cities, Karachi, along with her misadventures and the quest to find the perfect man. The film’s adaptation is set in Mumbai instead of Karachi. “I am very happy to let it go and become whatever it can. I am also ecstatic about the fact that it’s set in Mumbai”, Imtiaz exclusively tells WO.

When asked about her involvement in this Bollywood adaptation, Imtiaz tells us, “ I was not involved at all in it and that was a conscious decision as I had already written the book and didn’t want to do the same project again,” in fact, she adds that “it is interesting to see the book come to life through another person’s perspective.”

When asked about what Imtiaz thinks about the trailer so far, she says, “Sonakshi looks incredible. Noor’s character looks fun and the dialogues are hilarious.”