UTV buys film rights of 'Revolution 2020'

Added by harini on Nov 17, 2011

Popular Indian author Chetan Bhagat’s latest book, ‘Revolution 2020’, will soon be adapted into movie. The author broke on the news on Twitter that UTV Production house had bagged the rights of the film and is eager to turn it into a film.

“Happy to announce the Revolution 2020 movie deal with UTV. Tell @utvmp who’d make a good Gopal, Aarti & Raghav! (sic),” he tweeted.

Later on in a press statement the author confessed that the offer was so lucrative that it was hard to refuse.

"Yes, UTV finally managed to seduce me. A great offer, immense excitement about the story and a wonderful team with a track record makes me feel they can do justice to 'Revolution 2020', a story very close to me and the readers' hearts," he said.

Siddharth Roy Kapur, UTV Motion Pictures CEO, said that the book was extremely engaging and topical, which is why he made the deal.

“We have been in discussions with Chetan for a while to do something together. When he shared his latest book with us even before it was published, we read it cover to cover in a single sitting. It’s simply unputdownable," said Kapur.

UTV Motion Pictures is planning on making the movie an epic drama, narrating the story of three friends… Gopal, Raghav and Aarti, who struggle to find success and love in city ofVaranasi.

Chetan Bhagat’s earlier book ‘One Night At A Call Centre’ was adapted in to the movie ‘Hello’, which starred Salman Khan, Sharman Joshi and Gul Panag in the lead. Later his book ‘5 Point Someone’ was adapted by Rajkumar Hirani and made into ‘3 Idiots’ which became the biggest hit of all time.

Currently his movie ‘2 States’ is being adapted into a movie as well and stars Ranbir Kapoor as the main lead.

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