Book 'Spy Princess' to be turned into a film
Posted on: 12:50 PM IST Sep 27, 2012
London: Author Shrabani Basu's book 'Spy Princess, The Life of Noor Inayat Khan' is reportedly set to get its screen adaptation. Film producers Zafar Hai and Tabrez Noorani have acquired the film rights to the book on Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian Sufi origin who worked as a British Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War.
She was the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.
Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan was the eldest of four children. Her father Hazrat Inayat Khan was a great grandson of Tipu Sultan, the famous 18th century ruler of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom.
The book details Noor's life from her birth in 1914 in Moscow to Ora, an American mother and Hazrat, an Indian Muslim father who founded the first Sufi Order in the West, to her betrayal and death at the hands of the Gestapo in 1944.
Noorani came to the film industry's attention with line producing work on the Academy Award winning 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
His company India Take One Production has worked on such films as Oliver Stone's 'Alexander', and 'Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol', along with several others.
Hai and Noorani are set to make a film with an international cast for a world market sources said.