Novelist Chetan Bhagat’s recent book “Half Girlfriend” has been launched only a week ago, but the buzz created by this ace novelist’s recent books has already got a producer on board for making a Bollywood movie on this novel. Social networking websites are already flooding with nice reviews on this novel and it is no surprise that one of the best directors in the Hindi Film Indusry, Mohit Suri has already stepped forward for the silver screen adaptation of Half Girlfriend.
Balaji Telefilms CEO, Tanuj Garg will be co- producing this upcoming film along with the novelist Chetan Bhagat himself as well as the acclaimed director Mohit Suri. Since the producers have already been roped in, the next big step is to decide on the cast of this movie. It is being said that the debate on the lead actors of Half Girlfriend has ultimately reached for either Ranbir Kapoor or Ranvir Singh.
The sources related to this film believe that both these actors have what it takes to play the role of a Generation- Next hero. The producers are yet to come down to the final decision regarding the lead actor. When contacted, Chetan Bhagat said that the script for this movie is still in its early stages and the makers are yet to decide between these two top Bollywood actors.
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Almost every novel written by Chetan Bhagat has been a hit among the masses and interestingly the movie adaptations of these books were also largely accepted by the audiences. Chetan’s most recent book to be made into a movie was 2 States. The movie has Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles and was a huge success worldwide. Before 2 States, movies like Kai Po Che (The 3 Mistakes of My Life), Hello (One Night at a Call Centre), 3 Idiots (5 Point someone) and others have been the successful adaptation of popular novels written by Chetan himself. No doubt, the famed writer is no less than a celebrity today.
The media is abuzz with rumors regarding the lead actor in Half Girlfriend, while it is being speculated that Alia Bhatt will most probably play the female protagonist in this movie.
However, both these actors have a tightly- packed schedule for the time being and the producers are trying to figure out the dates available for both these actors. Ranvir Singh will be soon starting off with the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani opposite his lady love Deepika Padukone, while Ranbir Kapoor will be seen shooting for Tamasha directed by Imtiaz Ali.
On the basis of the prevailing trends, silver screen adaptations of popular novels have always been a huge hit among the audiences. No doubt, the producers are expecting to create the same big screen magic with Half Girlfriend as well.
The final decision on the actor to play the lead role will only be made once the script is ready. Till then, we can only hope for this movie to be yet another hit in Chetan Bhagat’s kitty.