`Shahid` to be converted into novel

Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta`s `Shahid`, which has got a thumbs up from the critics and has been appreciated at film festivals, will now be converted into a novel.

"Shahid", starring Rajkumar Yadav in the lead role, is coming out Oct 18. It tells the story of lawyer and activist Shahid Azmi who was shot dead here.

"The trailer of `Shahid` has been a roaring hit and those who have seen the film have been showering praises on it," said a source.

"It`s a hard-hitting, bold film and people want to know more about Shahid Azmi`s life and work. Plans are on to make the script of the film into a paperback novel. This will happen post the release of the film," added the source.

If things go according to plan, the novel will be launched soon after the film`s release.