Sanjay Sharma, founder and CEO of Marginal Mediaworks and Milan Chakraborty of Attic Light Films will produce the coming-of-age romantic comedy “Rearranged” from screenwriter Zarna Garg.
Deadline reports that Garg’s screenplay for “Rearranged” won the Best Comedy Prize at the Austin Film Festival, “where she landed a first-look deal with AT&T’s Rooster Teeth.” It was also an Academy Nicholl Semi-finalist.
“Rearranged” loosely based on Garg’s real life, follows a tenacious teen girl, raised in India in the 90s. She defies an arranged marriage and leaves her family and its fortunes behind, in pursuit of a life and love of her own in America.
“This is an authentic, hilarious, and epic love story,” said Sharma. “Zarna’s real story and her script are a window into what South Asian folks call ‘love marriages’ as well as the unfiltered truth behind the ‘business’ of so-called arranged marriages.”
Garg will also serve as executive producer of “Rearranged.”
“Sanjay and Milan’s mission of bringing unique voices onto the screen is inspiring, courageous, and real,” said Garg. “Together, we make the ultimate dream team to bring this project to life. Not only do we share a cultural context, but we also know how to ensure the authenticity of the material for the Indian audience and the diaspora, and as importantly, how to translate that experience — the struggle of it and the comedy in it — to mainstream audiences in the U.S. and globally.”
Garg currently works as a writer and stand-up comedian. She recently headlined her first show, “My American Dream,” at Caroline’s on Broadway in New York.