Endemol Shine India picks up the screen rights for Salil Desai’s ‘The Sane Psychopath’

Mumbai: We are excited to announce that the screen rights to Salil Desai’s chilling and compelling novel, ‘The Sane Psychopath’ have been picked up by leading content creators, Endemol Shine India.

Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India, said “Inspired by a real incident, The Sane Psychopath is an astounding psychological tale of a frightening murderous phenomenon of our times. Endemol Shine India is focused on developing quality content, that is gripping and globally relevant to the times we live in. What attracted us to the book is the insight the plot gives into the legal system, the state of mental health and the impact the news and headlines have on the general public. Delving into the mind of a psychopathic killer AND an idealistic lawyer, Salil Desai has penned a story that matters and has the power to change the narrative.”

Author Salil Desai is elated. “The Sane Psychopath is my darkest novel yet and was the hardest to write. I always thought it was ‘made-for-screen’ and when Endemol Shine India decided to adapt it, I almost went insane with excitement,” Salil said. Earlier this year, Salil Desai’s much acclaimed Inspector Saralkar Mystery series too was picked up for adaptation into a web series by another big production house.

“When I first heard the plot for The Sane Psychopath based on this real event, it truly intrigued me. Salil has written a masterpiece! I am so delighted Endemol Shine India picked it up for adaptation and we are all so thrilled for Salil,” said Shikha Sabharwal, Publishing Director, Fingerprint! Publishing.


Endemol Shine India is one of the leading and most valuable content production companies in India across television, film and digital content. The company is a 51:49 strategic alliance between Endemol Shine Group – a joint venture between Endemol, Shine & CORE Media and CA Media – the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group (TCG). Endemol Shine India is currently the premier content provider in the Sub-Continent, producing over 800 hours of programming annually for the biggest broadcasters; mainstream & regional. With a penchant for bringing in the Biggest Bollywood names on the small screen, Endemol India, ever since its conception in 2006 – has steadily emerged as a market leader with successful television shows like Bigg Boss (Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and Bangla), Fear Factor, MasterChef India, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice India, The Voice India Kids, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Love School, Life Mein Ek Baar and The Money Drop and over 450 episodes of Deal or No Deal for Sun Network amongst others.

Internationally, Endemol Shine Group is a global content creator, producer and distributor with a portfolio of international hits like Broadchurch, Black Mirror, MasterChef, Peaky Blinders, Penoza, Wipeout, Bridge The Island, Humans, Hunted, The Brain, Tin Star, Your Face Sounds Familiar and many more, with creative operations in over 28 markets. The Group’s portfolio enthralls and inspires across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, brands and licensing and distribution operations. Last year Endemol Shine Group produced more than 800 productions, in 79 territories airing on more than 287 channels around the world.

Comments are closed.