Phoolan Devi’s autobiography I ,Phoolan Devi will be made into a web series.
Popularly known as the Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi’s life has inspired numerous cinematic adaptions including Shekar Kapur’s critically acclaimed film, Bandit Queen, and the recent Abhishek Chaubey film, Sonchiriya.
“Phoolan Devi is undoubtedly one of the most talked about personalities… There are important chapters and layers of her life that remain unexplored and the web series format will allow us the bandwidth to do that,” Kishor Arora, co-founder of Namah Pictures, which has acquired the rights of the book, said in a statement.
Umed Singh Bhaiya, husband of late Phoolan Devi, said “the truth of Phoolan’s life should reach out to people… It’s a tale of a rebel that should inspire women across the world to speak against any atrocity”.
“In the current digital age, we feel that Phoolan Devi’s stark and immersing tale will find a resonance in audiences across geographies and demographics,” added Shareen Mantri Kedia, co-founder of Namah Pictures.
Namah Pictures had produced filmmaker Majid Majidi’s film Beyond The Clouds as well as the web show Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone.