Ruskin Bond’s stories are timeless and whenever they have been turned into films, they have been successful. Whether it’s the Priyanka Chopra starrer Saat Khoon Maaf or the Blue Umbrella, they have always worked for audiences. Last year, Vishal Bharadwaj and Bond teamed up for a project, a Zee5 anthology of short stories that launched under the name Parchayee. The stories were light, retro, and had a supernatural touch to them. And it seems that more Bond stories might find their way to the streaming platforms.
During a media interaction, Bond said that Bhardwaj is his neighbour in Mussorie and has already adapted two of his stories. He said that he’d love to collaborate with him again. As far as the Zee5 series is concerned, Bond said that a company in Kolkata, Allcap Communications convinced the veteran writer that his stories will work for the streaming platforms. The next episode, The Overcoat, will stream on Zee5 on February 14.