Bollywood Diva Kareena Kapoor Khan is ready to make her streaming debut in a murder mystery based on Japanese author Keigo Higashino’s novel, ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’. The title of the film has not been announced yet. The film will be directed by Sujoy Ghosh (‘Kahaani’, 2012; ‘Badla’, 2018) and also stars Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma will be seen in film. Streaming platform Netflix announced the film through a video of Kareena, Jaideep and Vijay during a script reading session for the film led by the director.
Sharing her emotions on the announcement, Kareena said, “I can’t wait to begin work on this exciting project. It has all the right ingredients: a great story, a visionary director and a super talented cast and crew. It is the beginning of an electrifying journey and I can’t wait for audiences worldwide to see this global bestseller book come to life.”
She also shared a video on her official Instagram account with a note. Her note read “And so it begins…12th street entertainment & Northern Lights Films in association with the Bound script and Kross pictures present a Netflix original directed by Sujoy Ghosh. Produced by Jay Shewakramani and Akshai Puri. Produced by Sujoy Ghosh & Thomas King.
Also, Director Sujoy said, “Devotion’ is probably the best love story I’ve ever read. To get a chance to adapt it into a film is such an honour. Plus I get a chance to work with Kareena, Jaideep and Vijay. What more can one ask for?”
The Devotion of Suspect X’, the third novel in Higashino’s Detective Galileo series, is deemed to be his most notable work. It brought him the Naoki Prize, a highly regarded literary honour in Japan. The novel won the prestigious Honkaku Mystery Award as well.