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Own marriage inspires Chetan's new book

Own marriage inspires Chetan's new book

Two States -The Story of My Marriage hits bookstores on Friday.

Mumbai: After 5 Point Someone, One Night At A Call Center and The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, writer Chetan Bhagat is ready with his fourth novel Two States- The Story of My Marriage.

As the title suggests, the tale borrows largely from the author's own marriage to someone from a different region of India and the challenges they faced to convince their parents and starting to write it sure wasn't an easy task.

Author Chetan Bhagat said, “My wife did initially say why do you want to write about our story, our marriage. She did read the nook and I'm happy to say she has given me a censor certificate now with some cuts; she was not happy with some portions.”

Chetan's earlier work One Night at a Call Centre was unsuccessfully adapted into the film Hello, but he's confident that his latest book has the potential for a good Bollywood rom com.

Bollywood is looking for good stories that work for Indians and I think my stories work for Indians, so its obvious. Having said that Two States will make a big movie, because it is a boy girl, standard Bollywood pairing. But again, the idea is not to make a movie, because then I'd do a script," quipped Bhagat.

Two States –The Story of My Marriage hits bookstores this weekend and we hope it lives up to the expectations of his readers and Bollywood.

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