20 November 2010

Chetan's next book in Diwali 2011

Chetan Bhagat who lent his support for the recently held literary fest in Mumbai-Pune announces his next book, besides talking about the mass market and the
3 Idiots controversy




As India's bestselling writer walks towards the venue for Literary Live! on the final day of the event at Lavasa, a township on the outskirts of Pune, we see a slim and trim Chetan. The author had mentioned last year that being a youth icon he couldn't afford to be unfit, and he seems to have duly worked on that. "Have I really lose weight," he asks the journos present, as we walk towards the greenroom before he can begin his eagerly awaited session.

This IIT-IIM graduate, featured by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the field of books, has been significantly responsible for the rise of the mass fiction market in India. Chetan understands his contribution in getting young India to read, and thereby facilitating such literary events to get a receptive audience. "Otherwise literary festivals so far were only about writers discussing their works among themselves. That's not a convention. You need readers to participate," he says.

The success of his bestsellers, Five Point Someone, One Night @ A Call Centre, among others, were mainly responsible for opening the floodgates for the mass fiction market. However, this has also led to cheap imitations where a lot of trashy writing gets published. While one ought to be happy about the genre of Indian Writing In English finally expanding across segments and being more inclusive than ever, but without adequate filtration, isn't there a fear that it could bring down the overall standard of IWE? Chetan agrees that the market is getting flooded with all kinds of books, but he's not too worried. "Finally only the quality books will get sold, the others will dissapear," he says.

Earlier this year, Chetan took on the makers of 3 Idiots over credit issues, and got the better share of public sympathy and support. He's happy that the incident proved to be a watershed one, with Bollywood getting more conscious about giving due credit to its writers. "So many people within the industry called me and said they supported me. You can't cheat people in today's times. Whether it's a politician or anyone, if you are in the wrong, you will get caught and have to go!" he says.
Yet, Chetan wants to put the incident behind him and concentrate on other things. "Yes, my 5th book will come out next Diwali," he says, not willing to give away anything more on it.
Here's wishing him all the luck!

30 comments:

ranjana said...

thanks sandhya for the blog on chetan bhagat....desparately looking forward for his next book release.:)

vik said...

desprately waiting for his fifth book.........cant wait for diwali......

snow said...

woww ....waiting for the day to come soooon :)

RAHUL said...

I just cant wait for his 5th...

Tiny said...

really...m just being desperate for his fifth book....

vikash tanan said...

I JUST CANT WAIT FOR HIS 5TH BOOK. I LIKE IT.
THANKS.

Amit said...

waiting desperately...... thnx for the blog

rohit said...

Eagerly waiting for Chetan's next novel.....

Anonymous said...

hey but what is the title???of his 5th book.....???

Nabeel said...

anxious about his 5th
oooh....
cant wait for diwali

VINEETH said...

EAGERLY WAITING FOR CHETAN'S NEXT BOOK...HIS BOOK DEPICTS OUR REAL LIFE AND TOUCHES OUR LIVES

sudeepto sikdar said...

n i'll b the first buyer from ranchi as i was when i bought "one n8 @ call center"...

Harish said...

Hey guys. You'll hear very soon about the new book

Life said...

sir u r the best writer . i m waiting
for ur book desparately. your fan
deepika

Anonymous said...

hi chetan, m eagerly wat8ng 4 ur 5th novel.... o diwali cme sooon!!!

Anonymous said...

ME TOOOOOOOOO...........

vanshika said...

hey chetan....u r lyk an idol 2 me....i m really ablazed to read ur 5th novel...which will break ur tradition of giving titles in numbers like FIVE point someone, TWO states, THREE mistakes of my life, ONE night at call centre.....2020 is an year but not exactly referring 2 any kind of number...release ur book fast...!!!

biju gudalur said...

waiting for the big moment ..............

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subhashree said...

u rock chetan...i luv ur books... waiting despirately for ur nxt one

Ratnesh Paswan said...
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Ratnesh Paswan said...

Chetan, there is a small room in one of the corner of my heart, where no one is allowed to enter except you and your books.
Waiting very desperately for your new book,

Ratnesh paswan

maya said...

i have read all your books till date heard your new book is going to be out exicted to read it u are real good downto earth writer

Pratyusha Panigrahi said...

I wish all the luck 2 Chetan Sir & hoping d 5th book wl b d biggest Cracker in dis Diwali not only in India bt also beyond 7Seas...hope, 8least in Odisha i wl b d 1st 2 buy Revolution 2020...

rajita said...

thrilled with excitement...wish you good of good luck chetan..

Jayaprakash said...

I am eagerly waiting for diwali,neither crackers nor sweets only for chetan`s new Book :)

PRATIMA said...

m so addicted to chetan bhagat's collection...desperately waiting for his next realease after revolution 2020.....:-) plzzzzz ....

Sanchaita said...

I am almost 30, never touched any novels till i read your books ......every statement remind me of my past......as it is so peculiar .......as all the characters took a rebirth from my life......Thanks Chetan .....waiting for your next edition.

Rahul said...

Hi, I have read this book at one go.. Its quite filmy and seems copied from Bollywood films.., I personally suggest not to go for this, rather go for any inspirational book. Earlier books of Mr Bhagat was really good, like five point someone and 2 states. I prefer 2 states was amazing book as it was raising the issue of inter caste marriage in Indian continent

Vineeth Kutty said...

still scraching!