Mira Nair's Namesake is finally coming into existence after quite a commotion on its starcast. The film will be the screen adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri's bestseller Namesake and is the story of a young boy torn between two cultures and in search of his real identity. The film will be produced by UTV in association with Fox Searchlight, which is entering into movie production territory for the first time. This is a huge collaboration with the coming together of two big banners. Fox are also the overseas distributors of Namesake. UTV will handle the Indian territory. The film budgeted at $9.6 million will go on floors next month. Initially Abhishek Bachchan and Konkana Sen Sharma were about to star in the film. But Indo-US actor Kal Penn and Tabu will play the respective roles now. Zuleikha Robinson and Irrfan Khan also star in the film.
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