Bollywood bug has indeed bitten Chetan Bhagat. A novelist who has been delivering one best seller after another and has been seeing a good chunk of his work being translated into films, Chetan has been enjoying a dream run while also being the most recognisable ‘non-filmy’ name amongst Bollywood aficionados. However, all may soon change, and that too for further good, with him coming on board for none less than the Salman Khan starrer KICK.
|SALMAN KHAN and CHETAN BHAGAT|
“Entrusted with the responsibility of writing the film, which is being touted to be the ‘baap of all action’ films, Chetan indeed has a task in hand to move away from his comfort zone of spinning real life characters and play larger-than-life card for millions of Salman fans out there who expect nothing less”, says a close associate, “While he is neck deep into living his big Bollywood dream, this also means that for some good time to come, writing fiction novels is on a backburner. Chetan doesn’t regret that though and feels that it is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and he is doing this all for the KICK of it.”
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When contacted, Chetan confirmed the developments.
“Well yes, my next novel would have to wait for a while now,” says Chetan in his characteristic soft spoken tone, “I had to keep that as a conscious call though. In fact why just novels, I have put aside my motivational talks as well which I otherwise do on a regular basis. You only get one chance to work with the biggest star (Salman Khan) of the country in the biggest movie ever made (KICK) with a producer-director (Sajid Nadiadwala) who has a vision to make the biggest film ever. Even if that means that I have to keep my other priorities on the backburner so be it.”
Guess this is what’s giving him a KICK after all!