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UTV acquires filming rights of Chetan Bhagat's Revolution 2020

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures has acquired the filming rights of Chetan Bhagat‘s latest fiction novel Revolution 2020.


UTV said that the novel will be turned into an epic drama with strong roles for the lead cast. The book has great roles for its key protagonists, as it narrates the story of three central characters - Gopal, Raghav and Aarti whose destinies are intertwined.


UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur said, "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 un-putdownable. He has crafted such a dramatic plot with such sharply defined characters, that you‘re constantly wondering how things will play out. The issues he deals with in the book are those today‘s youth will instantly relate to and identify with. We‘re very excited to work with him on making a great film from what we all believe is a great book."


Chetan Bhagat added, "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."


Every book authored by Bhagat so far has been optioned for movie rights. Rajkumar Hirani‘s 3 Idiots was based on Bhagat‘s first novel, Five Point Someone; while Hallo was made on One Night @ Call Centre.


His later works like 2 States and 3 Mistakes of my Life are also slated to be made into movies by other production houses.

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