Chetan Bhagat is an IIT/IIM graduate with first novel as ‘Five point someone’
Being an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur, Chetan Bhagat boasts of educational qualifications that most of his countrymen aspire for. With his own CGPA being quite good in graduation, his first novel ‘Five point someone’ was clearly an attempt to create a masala Bollywood movie equivalent for English novels. Pour in factors like rebellion, sexual fantasies and middle class dreams and the title of ‘youth icon’ is clearly yours. And as if to tell the world of his literary genius, he has actually thanked Microsoft Word in his books. Whoever thought, technology and art don’t go together.
Chetan Bhagat keeps churning out novels with half-baked plots at alarming frequency without showing the slightest inclination to change
Chetan Bhagat has written 7 novels with sales of over 7 million copies. By all standards, he is the most successful English author that India has seen. The only problem is that his writing is inspired more by what his target group wants. He is like the literary equivalent of a Salman Khan movie. You know it’s not going to be good but you are sure of a good time. In fact, he has taken this one step further by actually suggesting that he does not write for his critics in the novel ‘Half Girlfriend’. Hell, with so much money pouring in, he has earned the right to be cocky.
Author with maximum success in getting movie adaptations of his novels
With four of his novels being adapted to Bollywood movies, Chetan Bhagat has surely created a brand for himself. In fact, he is one of the few writers in Bollywood who was at the forefront of promotion for one of his movies. He is like India’s Nicholas Sparks.
Chetan Bhagat- The Realty show judge and protector of Indian values
Just when we thought, movies would be the final frontier to conquer for Chetan (I mean how many things a person can be in one lifetime), he surprised everyone with his turn as a judge on a dance realty show, in what is a brazen attempt to create a hated judge like Simon Cowell for Indian television.