Friday, August 26, 2011

Chetan Bhagat on his fifth novel

With a tagline that reads – Love. Corruption. Ambition, you would assume that Chetan Bhagat was swayed by the current revolution that has gripped the country.

But author of 2 States and Five Point Someone clarifies that his new book, Revolution 2020, is “foremost a love story, in fact a love triangle, as both Gopal and Raghav love the same girl (Aarti). Corruption, particularly in the education sector, is the backdrop of the story.”

Bhagat’s stint as a motivational speaker, which really came about by accident, took him on travels across the country. His interactions with young people from over 50 cities that he visited inspired him to work on a story about them.

Thus came about a story about three young people from Varanasi. Bhagat explores their aspirations and ambitions and how far they’re willing to go to get what they want.

But Bhagat promises that, in keeping with his style, the story will appeal to most anyone.

Full report here Hindustan Times

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