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Short story from Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad to be adapted into a film

Titled Salaam Noni Appa, the tale has already been made into a play. 

Atul Kasbekar, Tanuj Garg, Twinkle Khanna, Sameer Nair and Sonal Dabral

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The short story Salaam Noni Appa from Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad is all set to be made into a film. It will be produced by Applause Entertainment, Ellipsis Entertainment and Khanna’s own Mrs Funnybones Movies.

Sharing her happiness at the news, Khanna said in a statement, “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.” 

The film will be directed by leading ad filmmaker Sonal Dabral. “A progressive sensitive story full of wit and observational humour, 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. I’m looking forward to bringing this story to life in a way that will not only inspire but be loved by all,” he said. 

Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar of Ellipsis Entertainment said in a joint statement, “This is our third partnership with Applause and our first with Mrs Funnybones Movies, on an enthralling story that 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.” 

Sameer Nair, chief executive officer, Applause Entertainment, stated, “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.” 

The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad, a collection of four short stories, was released in 2016. Salaam Noni Appa is a story of finding love in old age.