VIKAS SWARUP

  • Two Indians dead in Kathmandu: MEA 20 hours 40 minutes ago

    Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that India will try its best to help Nepal in this tragic situation. He said two Indians have died in Kathmandu due to the earthquake. ...
  • Vikas Swarup takes over as Spokesperson in MEA 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose debut novel was made into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", on Saturday assumed charge as Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry. A 1986 batch IFS officer, Swarup succeeded Syed Akbaruddin, who has been promoted as Additional Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry and will...
  • Vikas Swarup likely to replace Syed Akbaruddin as MEA spokesperson March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Author of 'Slumdog Millionaire' and career diplomat Vikas Swarup is likely to replace Syed Akbaruddin as Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson. He is expected to take charge on April 18, 2015. Swarup joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986, motivated by an interest in international relations and a desire...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to star in a Hollywood film again? December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: After a short appearance in AustralianAmerican drama 'Great Gatsby', megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been again approached for a Hollywood film, which is an adaptation of Vikas Swarup's 'Six Suspects'. Bachchan has been approached by BBC and Starfield productions to star in the movie, based on the 'Slumdog Millionnaire' author's...
  • Sriram Raghvan's next on Swarup's 'The Accidental Apprentice' October 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Authordiplomat Vikas Swarup's third novel 'The Accidental Apprentice' will be adapted into a film by director Sriram Raghvan. Raghavan has earlier given us films like 'Ek Hasina Thi,' 'Johnny Gaddar' and 'Agent Vinod'. 'The Accidental Apprentice' is a fastpaced suspense story set in contemporary India. The premise is...
  • Is 'The Accidental Apprentice' the next 'Slumdog'? January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate. Vikas Swarup, the author of Q&A, the novel that inspired the Oscarwinning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', has come up with another page turner 'The Accidental Apprentice'. As plotdriven narrations go, 'The Accidental Apprentice' has the...
  • Slumdog Millionaire author to be India's Diplomat in Osaka July 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Vikas Swarup, whose book was turned into the Oscarwinning Slumdog Millionaire, will be India's Consul General in Osaka, Japan. On his first visit to India after the Oscar glory, the author of Q&A Swarup is upbeat about his new avatar as the country's most famous Diplomat whose book has...
  • Slumdog boosts Rahman CDs and Q&A sales February 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Slumdog Millionaire has had its moment of glory with it's eight Oscar sweeps. Everybody now wants a piece of the film, so it comes as no surprise that there has been an increased interest in the book from which the film's screenplay's been adapted Q&A written...
  • Slumdog is no cliche, says author Vikas Swarup February 20, 2009

    Pretoria: There's an irony behind complaints that Oscar contender Slumdog Millionaire recycles cliches about impoverished India: it's based on a book by not only an Indian, but a highlevel ambassador for the country. Vikas Swarup, whose novel Q&A became the basis for British director Danny Boyle's ragstoriches drama about...
  • Kaante director missed making Slumdog Millionaire February 11, 2009

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Gupta on Tuesday said he was on the brink of cracking a deal with Indian diplomatauthor Vikas Swarup to make a film on his book Q & A. Gupta, however, missed the deal as the rights of the book were already sold to BritishIrish filmmaker Danny Boyle,...