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'Salaam Noni Appa': Twinkle Khanna's short story from 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad' to be adapted as film

The untitled movie is to be backed by Applause Entertainment, Ellipsis Entertainment and Twinkle's Mrs Funnybones Movies.

  • Sunidhi Prajapat

Last Updated: 07.58 AM, Apr 26, 2022

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'Salaam Noni Appa': Twinkle Khanna's short story from 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad' to be adapted as film

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Twinkle Khanna's short story 'Salaam Noni Appa' from her 2016 novel titled The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad is to be adapted into a movie, which is set to be backed by Applause Entertainment, Ellipsis Entertainment and Mrs Funnybones Movies. The actress-turned-author is known as India's one of the most humorous novelists and columnists.

The yet-to-be-titled movie is set to be a comic romance which will break stereotypes as the story does in Twinkle's penned anthology. It will mark the first feature directorial of filmmaker-creative consultant Sonal Dabral.

Talking about the story, the former actor said that the short story called Salaam Noni Appa from her second book is loosely based on Twinkle's grandmother and her sister. It was first adapted into a lovely play. "It’s a surreal moment to join hands with Applause and Ellipsis and see it turning into a movie, continuing to reach wider audiences, and leaping across multiple mediums," she added.

Meanwhile, Applause Entertainment's CEO Sameer Nair mentioned in a recent statement that he is delighted to adapt Salaam Noni Appa into a film. The head of the production giant also said that having Sonal make his feature debut with them makes the film even more special.

shared the official news through its official IG handle with a couple of images that feature the creators of the forthcoming movie. The special post reads, "Applause Entertainment, Ellipsis Entertainment and Mrs Funnybones Movies collaborate for their next feature, adapted from Twinkle Khanna's short story 'Salaam Noni Appa'. A winning comic romance that defies convention, the film marks the directorial debut of leading ad man Sonal Dabral. (Sic)."

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The director also spoke about Twinkle's story and mentioned in a recent statement that a story full of wit and observational humour is Twinkle Khanna's hallmark. "I couldn’t have asked for a better debut as a feature film director," Sonal added.

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