Currently, we are in quite an exciting space for content in Bollywood. And amongst the many collaborations, the one that I am looking forward to is the latest between Applause Entertainment, Ellipsis Entertainment, and Twinkle Khanna’s Mrs. Funnybones Movies. This association between Sameer Nair, Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar, and Twinkle is for a feature film that is being adapted from a story in Twinkle’s bestselling book called The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad.
As we all know, Twinkle Khanna is quite a renowned author and columnist, her take on modern-day life is what is most loved by people. And this film in discussion is going to be an adaptation of the short story called Salaam Noni Appa. The film will be a romantic comedy that will break stereotypes. Though much is not known about the project yet, I am eager t see which actors get on board for this one. Having said that, the untitled film will be directed by ad-director Sonal Dabral. Marking Sonal’s directorial debut in the film world, it will be exciting to see what’s in store for us as an audience.
Atul Kasbekar, Tanuj Garg, Sonal Dabral, Twinkle Khanna, and Sameer Nair (Source: Applause Team)Talking about this association Twinkle Khanna says,
Salaam Noni Appa, from my second book, loosely based on the relationship between my grandmother and her sister, was first adapted into a lovely play. It’s a surreal moment to join hands with Applause and Ellipsis and see it turning into a movie, continuing to reach wider audiences, and leaping across multiple mediums.
Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, adds…
We’re absolutely thrilled to adapt Salaam Noni Appa, a delightful story that defies convention, with Twinkle’s irrepressible wit, and her distinctive gaze on love, life, and relationships. Having Sonal make his feature debut with us, along with our partners at Ellipsis, makes this an immensely special film for us.
Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar also share,
This is our third partnership with Applause and our first with Mrs. Funnybones Movies, on an enthralling story, which will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. In line with our track record of identifying the best directorial talent from advertising, we’re delighted to have leading ad-man Sonal Dabral helm the film.
Director Sonal Dabral also expressed his excitement about this association and said…
A progressive sensitive story full of wit and observational humor, a hallmark of Twinkle Khanna. And producers like Applause and Ellipsis have made a habit of creating some fresh, outstanding work. I couldn’t have asked for a better debut as a feature film director.