Mumbai, Apr 25 IBNS | 2 years ago

Film production house UTV has acquired the movie rights to author Ashwin Sanghi's second bestselling novel, Chanakya's Chant.

"UTV has acquired the movie rights to Chanakya's Chant, which shall soon be seen on the big screen," said an official release on Thursday.

Recently, actress Preity Zinta was seen browsing through the book during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between her team King's XI Punjab and superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders on Apr 16.

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta reading Ashwin Sanghi's second bestselling novel, Chanakya's Chant

Sanghi is an entrepreneur by profession, with an MBA in Finance from Yale. Even though he sports a business avatar by day, his nights are devoted to spinning racy thrillers and historical mysteries.

The Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghi has stayed at the top of the bestseller list since 2009.

Chanakya's Chant, his second book also published by Westland, won the Crossword-Vodaphone Award for 2010.

His debut novel, The Rozabal Line, was a fictional rendition of the intriguing and mythical Jesus in India story.

The novel - originally written under his pseudonym Shawn Haigins - went on to become a national bestseller within a year of its release.

His second novel, Chanakya's Chant, a contemporary political thriller with roots in ancient history, was released in India and shot to the #1 spot on the IndiaEuroToday bestseller list within eight weeks of its release.

(Posted on 25-04-2013)