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What might be vulgar for one is reality of the world, says IOTY nominee Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat has been nominated as the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year nominee for 2014.


Updated:January 5, 2015, 2:02 PM IST
What might be vulgar for one is reality of the world, says IOTY nominee Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat has been nominated as the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year nominee for 2014.

Chetan Bhagat, the author who rose to fame with his bestsellers, answered few questions from his fans on Monday. Some of his bestselling books have even been adapted into Bollywood films.

Bhagat has been nominated as the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for 2014. Here are some of the answers of the investment banker turned author, columnist and now even a screenplay writer, on his success journey so far.

Q: Dhruvil Shah: Why do you always write novels on love story?

Chetan Bhagat: Love makes the world go around.

Q. Saumya Sandilya: I know you take up serious issues to write but meanwhile you appear to loose your track, turn up vulgar and you lack a bit of creativity ,your dialogue fall flat some time but still love ending of your novels

Chetan Bhagat: i don't always write about serious issues. sometimes i have fun. and what is vulgar to you is reality in this world and my job is to reflect that

Q: Divy Ranjan sir, this line from 3 idiots just for you, "agar kitabein hi likhni thi, toh engineering aur management kisliye kiya"???

Chetan Bhagat: Why not? it is one life, why not learn whatever you can. isn't that education? or is it just for a profession?

Q: Surabhi Aggarwal What's difference b/w investment banker Chetan and half girlfriend Chetan. ?

Chetan Bhagat: Same person

Q: Naisargi Pindaria: Do u ever regret y u didnt start writing from your college only ? U always wanted to be a writer then why you continued your Iit and iim??

Chetan Bhagat: no regrets as such, as things worked out eventually. but yes wouldn't hurt if i was younger!

Q: Sura Satish Babu: Chetan, What makes you so cool, smiling and achieving what you mean. Was it an accident?

Chetan Bhagat: haha thanks. i am normal buddy. try to stay positive thats all

Q. Prajakta Chavan: India, once known for and proud of it "unity in diversity", today is all about racism and caste-catagory, religion etc, which I think is one of the reason for laid-back India. What do you feel about this? And your advice to youth on it?

Chetan Bhagat: I think people are becoming closed minded and it is not good. people like u and me should keep fighting for a more free and tolerant world

Q: Why did you get admission in iimA and IIT.. .. When real aim was to b script writter?

Chetan Bhagat: There was no real aim. i just wanted to make sure i made the most of the opportunities in front of me. i earned my seats at college, nobody gave them to me. and i think now i have paid far more taxes than what those seats cost the govt

Q. Syeda Eba: I have heard from people that they consider you a revolutionist. even I found few of ur initial write ups as inspiring and dealing with the basic problems of today's youth.but don't you think your last novel was a written version of numerous hindi movies with almost same story line .and vry much predictable ending. although u took another vry mch talked about issue but still it didn't feel like building up a connection as it basically focused on love, love and love...we expect something more than that from u

Chetan Bhagat: Not everything i write has to be revolutionary. am not a politician. i can and am entitled to write simple love stories too i think!

Q: Sneha Joshi: Hi Chetan Sir..I want to ask you why people of today's generation are ashamed of India??? Why dont they feel provide of their motherland? I guess people have lost all their love towards their motherland and this kind of attitude is really very sad..

Chetan Bhagat: Because India has let them down. We must win them over again.

Q. Rajesh Choudhary I liked your first 4 books, but in last 2 you wrote like an bollywood script writer. Is it because you prepare your mind to have a movie based on novel even before writing? Hope you explain why you turned to a businessman.

Chetan Bhagat: i tell a story. i don't think of it as a book or film. whether it makes a good film is a bonus.

Here is a list of various other questions answered by the author in a live chat.

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