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'Cheaters' to be web series

A thrilling story from 'Cheaters' – a 2018 anthology of nine short stories on modern-day infidelity – authored by Novoneel Chakraborty, will soon be adapted into a web series by Miraj Entertainment, publisher Penguin Random House India said on Thursday.

Chakraborty has signed the rights for the story 'The Vacation', which is about a person's clash of loyalty and morals on social media, the publisher said in statement.

Known for his romantic thrillers, the Mumbai-based author's short stories on human relationships discuss a different shade of infidelity in today's times.

Saying that he is thrilled to be seeing "some exciting on-screen storytelling", Chakraborty thanked the director, Srikanth Velagaleti, for his directorial vision.

Velagaleti, who wrote the 2011 film 'Utt Pataang', himself finds the tales intimately relatable with today's audience who "binge-watch web content".

The publisher said that books transitioning into films or web series is a seamless move, with the potential to engage with a larger audience, and added that Chakraborty's stories are dark and edgy with a twist at the end.

Before writing this crime, thriller and mystery novel, the author wrote and developed TV shows such as 'Savdhaan India' and 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui'.

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