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Fault In Our Stars for Bollywood

The Fault In Our Stars, the tear-jerking drama starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, is set for a Bollywood makeover.

The big screen adaptation of John Green's novel will be remade for Indian audiences, in Hindi, by Fox Star Studios.

The studio's CEO Vijay Singh told The Hollywood Reporter: "We think the story will have an emotional connect with Indian audiences. The original English version was released here a couple of weeks ago and is still running.

"The film has done a business of about one million US dollars (£594,127). We had actually thought of adapting it locally even before the film was released here."

Details about the adaptation are still being worked out "in terms of which director will helm the project along with casting details and when it can go into production," Vijay added.

The Fault In Our Stars, directed by Josh Boone, saw Shailene and Ansel playing teenage cancer patients who fall in love. Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell and Willem Dafoe appeared in supporting roles.

It's not the first time Bollywood has remade Hollywood films for local audiences.

Bang Bang! is the Indian reworking of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz's action thriller Knight And Day, while Jai Ho is their version of My Cousin Vinny, which starred Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. Other Bollywood adaptations include Samay: When Time Strikes (Se7en), Kaante (Reservoir Dogs) and Ghajini (Memento).

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