Based on true events, the book is about three childhood friends – Jai, Mike and Aziz – who decide to get rich or die trying. The book published by Random House India, was based on research of the Missing Trader Fraud, who cheated billions of Euros in the early 2000s, depriving the UK Government and Europe.
Official sources now reveal that Raj Kundra’s book ‘How not to make money’ is being turned into a screen play by “The Bank Job” fame OBE (Order of the British Empire) awarded writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Ian was in Mumbai recently and met Raj over dinner to discuss the project, adapted from his page-turner, which Lionsgate is in talks with to co-produce. The two have been in talks for the last 2 years discussing the characters and the events that the book is based on.
Confirming the news says Raj Kundra, “It was so lovely to meet Ian over dinner in Mumbai. He is a fantastic guy who loves India and it’s a huge honour for me that such quality and awarded screenplay writers were selected by the UK producers, to write the screenplay adapted from my book. We have been speaking on and off for the past two years discussing the characters and events since the book is based on a true story. I am looking forward to seeing my book turn into a movie and I know it’s going to be an edge of the seat British crime thriller.”