Norwegian designer's book likely to be made into movie
Norwegian fashion designer Inger Solberg, who has penned a book on her experiences in India and the people she came across in this "colourful" country, says talks are on to make a film based on the novel.
Panaji: Norwegian fashion designer Inger Solberg, who has penned a book on her experiences in India and the people she came across in this "colourful" country, says talks are on to make a film based on the novel.
The book titled 'Pushpa', published by Mahaveer Publishers, was recently launched in Goa in the presence of Danish actresses Dina Rosenmeier and Benazir Braae along with French actress Marianne Borgo.
"We are negotiating with both foreign and Indian film companies, who are offering to make a movie on this," Solberg told PTI after the launch of the book near here.
"The book is a combination of what I have lived through, what I have heard, what I have seen and then of course what I live in this country where there are lot of colours. I have added some masala to it to make it really nice reading and selling book," she said.
Solberg thinks Rosenmeier is best fit to play the female lead role.
As for the role of Indian male, the writer says, she would prefer Hrithik Roshan or Salman Khan to play the role.
"For the Indian male, I suggest Hrithik or may be Salman Khan, Salman is a very good man. I would be very happy to work with the Khan family," she commented.
Born in Norway, the writer came to India years back with just USD 40 in her pocket and went on to establish fashion designing business here.
"I was born in Norway... I was crazy about India since my school time... The religion and the system here always amazed me. I managed to come down here when I was in my early 20s and I used to work here. I am a fashion designer. When I took my graduation I started my collection and came to India to produce my garments. Now I am based in Goa," she said.
Explaining the significance of the title of the book, she said 'Pushpa' was the name by which her friend used to fondly call her.
"Pushpa is the name given to me by my friend, who sadly died. He used to call me Pushpa and I have also mentioned that very precisely and romantically in the book," the author said adding she is planning to write her autobiography in the near future.