Ruskin Bond’s novel ‘Maharani’ to be adapted for TV show

Renowned writer Ruskin Bond. Photo: R. V. Moorthy  

Notable British-born Indian author Ruskin Bond’s 2012 novel ‘Maharani’ will be getting a small screen treatment soon.

Doordarshan’s popular TV show ‘Ek Tha Rusty’s’ next several episodes will be based on the 2012 Bond novel which portrays a spoilt, selfish, beautiful widow of the Maharajah of Mastipur.

“The next 26 episodes will be about the sensational novel of Ruskin Bond. The story caters to all, adults and families. Its shooting is going on,” said Subhadarshini Singh, producer—director of the show.

Singh said the stories of Bond that will be shown on the show will no longer have themes only for children.

“The themes now will include murder, mystery, betrayal — which are not for children. So, the scope is widened and the show is for families and grown—ups,” she said.

‘Maharani’ is one of the more mature novels penned by Bond, who is famous for writing children books.

His novels — ‘The Blue Umbrella’, ‘A Flight of Pigeons’ (Junoon) and ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’ (Saat Khoon Maaf) — have been made into Bollywood films.

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