The author of Priyanka Chopra’s film ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ (2011) which was based on a book, has admitted that the film adaptation wasn’t to his liking. Ruskin Bond, who originally wrote the book ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’ had worked with director Vishal Bhardwarj to adapt the book for the screen.
Speaking at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, Bond said, according to Hindustan Times, “We did talk about it when Vishal Bhardwaj made the Blue Umbrella. In the other story Susanna’s Seven Husbands, I actually helped with the script and that changed considerably, not always to my liking”. However there is no bad vibes between the author and Bhardwarj who has also made other films based on Bond’s books including ‘The Blue Umbrella’ (2013) and the director is such an admirer of the author that he also bought a cottage nearby to where Bond lives.
Bond also went on to entertain the audience by saying Salman Khan could play the role of a 70-year old lady from his latest book and win an Oscar for essaying the role. “For Ripley-Bean you have to find a seventy-year-old lady unless well known actors go into drag. You could have Salman Khan playing Miss Ripley-Bean, I don’t know. He could get an Oscar for it I’m sure”.
Sure seems the author has a sense of humour when it comes to his reel-life adaptations.
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