Published On: Tue, Oct 18th, 2016

Arjun Kapoor had fun because of me: Chetan Bhagat

Author Chetan Bhagat says it is not fair that he writes down kissing scenes in his books and actor Arjun Kapoor gets to do them in their cinematic adaptation.

Bhagat’s book “2 States: The Story of My Marriage” was made into a film titled “2 States”, which starred Arjun. And now he also features in “Half Girlfriend” — an adaptation of Bhagat’s eponymous book.

“Arjun has had fun in two ways on my account. First, he has never been to IIM, St Stephen’s, Bill Gates Foundation, or United Nations. But in my books, and then films, the character is from St Stephen’s who joins the United Nations. In ‘2 States’, he became an IIM student,” Bhagat said in a statement.

He added: “Another is that I write all the kissing scenes, but he gets to do it. Isn’t this unfair? I have seen that there are six takes for one scene, what is this? I also suggested them that I can show how it needs to be done, but they don’t allow me to do it.”

The author’s other books have also been made into films. While “3 Idiots” was based on “Five Point Someone”, “Hello” was based on “One Night @ The Call Centre” and “The Three Mistakes of My Life” was adapted as “Kai Po Che!”.

Bhagat expressed his views in a broadcast of Neha Dhupia’s audio talk “#NoFilterNeha”. He spoke in Hindi.–(IANS)