The rights to The Immortals of Meluha no longer belong to Karan Johar's Dharma Productions; Author Amish Tripathi seeks new production house: Bollywood News

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Author Amish Tripathi, known for his captivating blend of myth, history and fantasy in his novels, has confirmed that the film rights to his best-selling book The Immortals of Meluha no longer belong to Dharma Productions, owned by Karan Johar.

The rights to The Immortals of Meluha no longer belong to Karan Johar's Dharma Productions;  Author Amish Tripathi is looking for a new production house.The rights to The Immortals of Meluha no longer belong to Karan Johar's Dharma Productions;  Author Amish Tripathi is looking for a new production house.

The rights to The Immortals of Meluha no longer belong to Karan Johar's Dharma Productions; Author Amish Tripathi is looking for a new production house.

In a recent interview with India Today, the renowned author said, “I have now recovered the rights to The Immortals of Meluha. It was with Dharma before. We are currently in negotiations with another production company.” However, he refrained from revealing the name of the new production company, citing that talks are at an early stage.

Dharma Productions, headed by filmmaker Karan Johar, had previously acquired the film rights to The Immortals of Meluha. Reports suggested that Johar envisioned actors like Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra for the lead roles. However, the project did not materialize.

Published in 2010, The Immortals of Meluha is the first book in Tripathi's bestselling Shiva Trilogy. Reimagines the story of the Hindu deity Shiva in a fictional setting, captivating readers around the world. The success of the book propelled Tripathi to literary fame, leading him to write other best-selling novels such as The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras and the ongoing Ram Chandra series.

Speaking of KJo's professional front, he is currently awaiting the releases of two of his upcoming productions, yodha and Show Time. While yodha will release in theatres, Showtime, a web show, will start streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from March 8. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Shriya Saran, Rajiv Khandelwal and others.

Meanwhile, yodha It will be directed by Sidharth Malhotra and Raashii Khanna. Disha Patani will be seen playing an important character. Its launch is scheduled for March 15.

Also read: Karan Johar reviews Kiran Rao's directorial Laapataa Ladies; He hails it as a “Jewel” and “One of the best films of the year.”

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