Endemol Shine India acquires rights of Richa Mukherjee’s 'Kanpur Khoofiya'
The crime-fiction adventure was published in August by Harper Collins India.
The Story Ink was the advisor on the deal.
“We are always on the lookout for stories and characters that are authentic, relatable and enjoyable. For a while now we have been focused on developing quality content, not just for the Indian market but something that would elicit curiosity across the world,” said Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India. “'Kanpur Khoofiya' is such a story that works across mediums and geographies. This book’s wide appeal is what caught our attention when we were first introduced to it by The Story Ink.”
A crime-fiction adventure laced with humour and intrigue, the novel involves two protagonists – a small-town private investigator, Prachand Tripathi and his wife, Vidya Tripathi. When a curious new case requires them to tail a movie actress, and she goes missing, the couple find themselves under the glare of the police and must put their skills to the test before they become victims of a dangerous game.
This is the first-ever option deal for Mukherjee, whose debut novel, ‘I Didn’t Expect to Be Expecting’, a humorous take on pregnancy, was published in 2018.
Endemol Shine India has previously optioned several books published by HarperCollins India, including Yudhanjaya Wijeratne’s 'Numbercaste', Arjun Raj Gaind’s 'Maharaja Mystery' trilogy and Shweta Taneja’s 'Anantya Tantrist' trilogy.