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Narendra Modi posts selfie with Chetan Bhagat
This birthday is doubly special for 2 States author
Chetan Bhagat’s 40th birthday couldn’t have been made more special – Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi not just wished him via a tweet on his special day, but also posted a selfie with the author on an online microblogging platform. “Dear Chetan Bhagat, many happy returns of the day! Sharing the selfie you took last evening,” Modi wrote. Click here to read more
Is Chetan Bhagat still annoyed at the 3 Idiots panga?
From what the writer said in an interview recently, it seems as if he has not forgotten the brouhaha about the Raju Hirani-directed Aamir Khan starrer
If you remember, some years ago when the Aamir Khan-R Madhavan-Sharman Joshi male-bonding film 3 Idiots released, there was some argument between producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Chetan Bhagat Click here to read more
What are the 3 mistakes of Chetan Bhagat’s life?
The bestselling author is yearning for acceptance from the elite literary fraternity, observes Cineswami
It is hard for us literate people to feel sorry for Chetan Bhagat. Remember him? The guy who wrote a book called Five Point Someone that was a takeoff point for the phenomenally successful film 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan? He also wrote (we use the term loosely) One Night @ The Call Center that the execrable Salman Khan film Hello was based on. The 3 Mistakes of My Life is currently being made by Rock On!! director Abhishek Kapoor as Kai Po Che and a film adaptation of Bhagat’s 2 States is also in the works. Click here to read more
Sushant Singh Rajput enters Bollywood with ‘Kai Po Che’!
The dishy Pavitra Rishta actor is all set to make his big screen debut in Abhishek Kapoor’s film
Sushant Singh Rajput broke several hearts when he quit Pavitra Rishta due to his disagreement of the 18-year-leap. Since then we’ve not heard much about him except the buzz that that he had been approached for a Hollywood film. That may have been speculation but now we can actually confirm that the actor hasn’t been idle. He has bagged a big Bollywood film. Click here to read more
Vijay, Ileana, Jeeva and Srikanth in NANBAN: stills
Nanban is the Tamil remake of the hit Hindi film 3 Idiots
Directed by S Shankar of Enthiran fame, Nanban stars Vijay, Ileana, Jeeva, Srikanth, and Sathyaraj in pivotal roles. The film is inspired by Chetan Bhagat’s book Five Point Someone which was adapted by Rajkumar Hirani in Hindi, with Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. Boman Irani also had a pivotal role in the film, which went to break all box office records. It was produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Nanban is slated to release on Pongal (Saturday, January 14) and is already being touted as the next blockbuster down south. Let’s see if it manages to impress the southern fans of 3 Idiots! Click here to read more
Shahrukh and Salman Khan in ‘Revolution 2020’?
Cineswami wants Shahrukh and Salman Khan in the film based on Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020, but he’d rather not read the book!
Chetan Bhagat may be derided by the literati for writing barely literate novels that are clichéd and riddled with errors and that’s precisely why Bollywood seems to want to get into bed with him at every opportunity. Barely has the rumour about Rockstar Imtiaz Ali doing an adaptation of 2 States with his current pet Ranbir Kapoor settled, comes the news of yet another adaptation and this time it is official. UTV has snapped up the rights of Bhagat’s latest mass-market novel Revolution 2020, with a view to turning it into a feature film. Click here to read more
Karan Johar plans a romantic flick based on Chetan Bhagat’s ‘2 States’
The king of romance, opulence and visual spectacle, the creator of Shahrukh Khan as the eternal lover looks all set to make a sugary rom-com based on the equally mushy novel by the author of One Night @ the Call Centre
Come 2012 and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions will dish out its most eagerly awaited films, including Agneepath , Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Student Of The Year. Recently it also announced Ayan Mukherjee’s Yeh Jawani Hain Deewani starring Ranbir Kapoor and ex-flame Deepika Padukone. If that’s not too hot to handle, a little birdie tells us that the Koffee With Karan host is also adapting the much acclaimed novel 2 States by Chetan Bhagat and plans to spin it into a mega-budget film. Click here to read more