Siddharth Roy Kapur Acquires Rights To Dalrymple's ‘The Anarchy’, Web Series On The Cards 

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Siddharth Roy Kapur Acquires Rights To Dalrymple's
Bollywood producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has acquired the rights to turn ‘The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of The East India Company’ by award-winning author William Dalrymple into a web series. 

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of The East India Company explores the ascent of East India Company along with the decline and fall of the Mughal Empire. The critically-acclaimed book on colonialism narrates the tale of a trading company run by 30 people from a tiny office in London turned rulers of an entire sub-continent.

“I believe that stories that are compelling, relevant, and authentic have the potential to resonate with audiences across all nationalities. William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy is one such story. While a debate rages today around the world about the increasing power of giant corporations and powerful individuals to wield control over minds and nations, what could be more relevant to global viewers than the true story of the takeover of an entire subcontinent by a small trading company? We are delighted to be working with William,” Siddarth said in a statement.

Impressed with the casting suggestions of an Instagram handle ‘Mad Mughal Memes’ Dalrymple shared few screenshots on his twitter handle. “I don’t think I have ever written a book more obviously crying out to be adapted than The Anarchy and I can’t think of anyone in India better to adapt it than Siddharth Roy Kapur. I’m very excited looking at the initial treatment note, talking about the various ways to bring this book alive and to bring the characters I’ve been living with over the last 6 years onto the screen, so that everyone else can see them in flesh and blood. It’s an incredibly exciting moment”, the author said.

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