Anuja Chauhan Talks About The Adaptation Of Her Novel Those Pricey Thakur Girls Into The Show
Anuja Chauhan’s best-selling novel, Those Pricey Thakur Girls, has been turned into a show on hotstar. The show is called “Dil Bekaraar” and stars Sahher Bambba, Akshay Oberoi, Medha Shankar, Sukhmani Sadana, Raj Babbar, Poonam Dhillon, and Padmini Kolhapurein the lead roles.
The drama series narrates the life of the Thakur family. It talks about their ideological conflict with telegrams, Doordarshan, and Campa Cola. The show is set in 80s Delhi.
Anuja Chauhan’s first book, The Zoya Factor, was also used to make a film, casting Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan in the lead roles. The author’s most recent book, Club You To Death, launched her career as a crime thriller author.
Moreover, the author discussed the influence of modern literature on cinema and how it has started to be adapted to the different types of visual mediums. Currently, Chauhan is working on the sequel to the novel, titled “Club You to Death.”
The filmmaker of the series is Habib Faisal, and it’s been produced by Sobo Films. Talking about its release, viewers could see this series on an OTT platform on November 26.One could recapitulate the songs of RD Burman, Nazia Hassan, and Hum Log through this series. The show’s logline states, “A retired Supreme Court Judge’s wife enforcing order in her family; a popular TV newsreader; a South Delhi Diva; a black-sheep daughter who drags her father to the court for her hissa in the property; and a confused twelfth grader.” “Dil Bekaraar‘s story revolves around strong female characters with very relatable goals and conflicts.
The director of the series said, “A lot of research has gone into creating this nostalgic ride by using songs, TV shows, iconic TVCs, and landmark news events of the times.” The fashions, the furniture, and the modes of communication and travel are from yesteryear, but the conflicts and emotions of the characters in Dil Bekaraar are still very relatable and universal for the 2020s audience.