After Aamir Khan expressed his desire to make a film on Mahabharata, it is Sonam Kapoor who has bought the rights of a novel on the epic.
The actress has bought the rights of two novels- one is Anuja Chauhan’s Battle For Bittora and second is Krishna Udayasankar’s Govinda.
Speaking about the same to DNA, Sonam said, “Both (Battle For Bittora and Govinda) can be made into films, and I’m going to do it. I don’t know which character I will essay, but it’s Indian mythology, which is spectacular and has a lot of potential.”
The same report states that Farhan Akhtar and Fawad Khan will reportedly be cast opposite Sonam for the silver screen adaptation of Battle For Bittora. As far as The Zoya Factor is concerned, Abhishek Sharma has been confirmed as the director.
Govinda is the first in a three-part series, written by Udayasankar, which is a modern retelling of Mahabharata. The three books (Govinda, Kaurava, and Kurukshetra) collectively is called The Aryavarta Chronicles.
The rights have been acquired by Adlabs and Abhishek Sharma will direct the film. Sonam confirms the news but refuses to divulge more details. “Yes, there’s Zoya Factor, too, but I can’t talk about it,” she states.