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Television adaptation of Mahesh Rao’s POLITE SOCIETY in development

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Mahesh Rao’s POLITE SOCIETY is being adapted for television by Tomorrow Studios, Marty Adelstein’s joint venture with ITV Studios. The novel, published by Penguin in India, is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s EMMA set in contemporary Delhi. The adaptation will be produced by Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements with Rao consulting on the project. It will be the first mixed language series for the production company.

Further details can be found in the Deadline article here.

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