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April 10, 2015

Pakistani 'Bridget Jones'-Style Book Acquired for Bollywood Adaptation (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Saba Imtiaz' 'Karachi, You're Killing Me!' centers on a young female journalist whose modern attitude contrasts with Pakistani society's more orthodox elements.

The novel is said to be a comedy of manners in the city, chronicling the life of a progressive journalist.

Pakistani novel Karachi, You're Killing Me! has been acquired for the big screen adaptation by an Indian production company.

Written by journalist Saba Imtiaz, the book chronicles the life of Ayesha Khan, a progressive journalist in her late twenties, who drinks and smokes, putting her modern attitude in contrast to the city's orthodox elements.

The novel is said to be a comedy of manners in the city. Abundantia Entertainment, an independent motion pictures company, will remake the film.

"I read the book, the very day, after I came across a review that described it as a cross between Bridget Jones' Diary and Diary Of A Social Butterfly. The quick review compelled me to know more and I ended up reading the book," said Vikram Malhotra, founder and CEO of Abundantia Entertainment.

"I have full faith that 'Karachi...' will translate into a film that will resonate with today's audience, especially women as they will see lots of slices in their lives in it," he said.

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