Sonam Kapoor Turns Into Jane Austen's Emma

Since the beginning of movie-age filmmakers have more than often looked towards the good old library for ...

Saturday, May 16, 2009 | 12:00:14 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Since the beginning of movie-age filmmakers have more than often looked towards the good old library for inspiration. Be it a certain character or a plot or even a situation, such literary works have been used to adorn the big screens many times.

In India, there was a time when books by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Premchand, Rabindranath Tagore etc. were made into classi<a href=Sonam Kapoor Turns Into Jane Austens Emma" align="right" hspace="5" vspace="5" />c epic cinema. The book-inclination although changed and cinema saw a break from books and into some original scripts and lots of remakes. The book-inspiration style, though, is coming back in fashion. Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake, Vikas Swarup's "Slumdog Millionaire", Chetan Bhagat's "One Night In The Call Centre" have been made into films. And there are many more to come… like Chetan Bhagat's "3 Mistakes of My Life" is being turned into "3 Idiots" by  Aamir Khan's Production House.

Apart from this, Bollywood is now turning to British literary classics and that too in a big way. In the recent times, Vishal Bhardwaj adapted Shakespeare's "Othello" and "Macbeth" into a couple of great Indianised versions, called "Omkara" and "Maqbool".

Jane Austen is another one of the favorite authors. First, Gurinder Chadha adapted the very famous "Pride and Prejudice" into Aishwarya starring musical "Bride and Prejudice", 5 years back, and now Anil Kapoor is set to turn his daughter's favorite classic comic novel "Emma" into "Ayesha".

"Ayesha" will star Sonam Kapoor as the main protagonist and she will be accompanied by the critic's favorite, Abhay Deol, the MTV funny guy, Cyrus Sahukar and one-film-old Arunomay Singh. The film will be directed by Rajshree Ojha, who recently directed a cross-cultural film "Chaurahen" (Crossroads). The movie is being produced by Anil Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor.

According to sources, Sonam has been "living her character wherever she is-home, partying with friends or socializing". The film is under production stage now.
The film comes at a time when Sonam's filmograph is not going great. Her first two films Saawariya and Delhi-6 bombing in the box office, she needed a guardian angel. Sonam surely is taking this seriously. Nowadays, all she can think of is this.
No wonder Papa Kapoor has already started with the production. Hoping this might turn into the "Hrithik Roshan" for her.

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Posted on: 17 May 2009 at 5:44pm
*afg princess - I dont know much abt Abhay deol but the others you''ve suggested would be WAY too young 4 mr knightley. Because in the story he and Emma had quite an age difference which played a great part in the story establishling his maturity over hers

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Posted on: 17 May 2009 at 6:23am
Sorry to say but the cast cud improve by 100 times.....
Genelia wud suit the role opinion.....
All the best....

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Posted on: 17 May 2009 at 12:10am
I dont think Abhay will fit into John Knightly shoes...

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Posted on: 16 May 2009 at 9:19pm
Abhay Deol???? :( :( why cant it be someone else dude :(

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Posted on: 16 May 2009 at 5:59pm
all the best sweetie

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Posted on: 16 May 2009 at 1:47pm
whyy???is it not too late to still re-place abhay with someone like shahid, ranbir, imran, or anyoneee just not him :( no offense

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Posted on: 16 May 2009 at 12:28pm
one correction to be made: 3 idiots is not based on ''3 mistakes of my life'' but instead based on ''five point someone''.. n hope this film live upto emma''s charm the book was awesome........

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Posted on: 16 May 2009 at 11:51am
I love her in that pic!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on: 16 May 2009 at 9:49am
Have never seen or read the book! so um definatley looking forward to this!!! Um sure Sonam will do justice to the role!!!

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Posted on: 16 May 2009 at 8:27am
Emma was really good book and a film, hopefully Ayesha lives up to the expectation ... and i believe that Sonam does have that Charm but i guess it''s all about luck, hopefully luck favours her this time and this Film Works

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