Mumbai, Jan 19 (PTI) Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment are teaming up to develop the Hindi adaptation of Hollywood film “Begin Again”. Also Read - New York City to Convert Hotels Into Hospitals For Non-coronavirus Patients

The 2013 musical, featuring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, follows the story of a singer-songwriter who is discovered by a struggling record label executive and collaborates with him to produce an album recorded in public locations all over New York City. Also Read - Hina Khan Paints New York City Orange With Her Stunning Pictures And Here's The Proof

The Hindi adaptation will be helmed by “Veere Di Wedding” director Shashanka Ghosh, T-Series said in a statement. Also Read - Hina Khan, Rocky Jaiswal Paint New York City With Their Romantic Pictures as They go on a Shopping Spree

The script is being developed by Arshad Syed keeping in mind the interests of “Indian audience, while retaining the essence of the original”.

“We want to tell a story about the world of music and fresh voices in sound on the Indian scene. And through that, a take on urban relationships that don’t necessarily mean love and marriage and happily ever after. The worlds explored here are deeper than surface level – heart, hurt, passion, and above all – music,” Shashanka said.

Bhushan said, “‘Begin Again’ will give us an opportunity to create music that is the most important element of the film. The original film is a masterpiece that is appreciated by critics as well as the audiences. The film is still in the writing process but I hope to get together the best of the soundtracks from our musicians to make a unique music album.” The Hindi adaptation is being made in association with AMBI Group with Andrea Lervolino and Monika Bacardi as the executive producers.

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