Hindustan Talkies acquires the rights to Honorary Tiger: The Life of Billy Arjan Singh
The renowned tiger conservationist’s life is getting a cinematic adaptation in India
Hindustan Talkies, a venture between Deepa Pardasany and Ashish Chowdhry, has acquired the rights to Honorary Tiger: The Life of Billy Arjan Singh.
Authored by Duff Hart Davies, the book is a biography of renowned tiger conservationist and Padma Bhushan awardee Billy Arjan Singh. In addition to this book, Hindustan Talkies has also acquired the rights of Tara the Tigress, authored by Billy Arjan Singh himself.
Deepa Pardasany, Creative Head of Hindustan Talkies, said, “Being part of the same family and having heard the story of Billy Arjan Singh in my childhood, Billy left a lasting impression on my mind. The book is a beautifully crafted narrative of Billy Arjan singh’s life by Mr Duff Hart-Davis. I am looking forward to seeing the written word translate wonderfully on screen."
Ashish Chowdhry added, “This is just the beginning of some of the brilliant work happening at Hindustan Talkies. Mr Billy Arjan Singh’s story would make one of the most delightful experiences the audience could have on screen. It’s going to be exciting!”