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UTV Spotboy buys rights of Chetan Bhagat book, starts shoot

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MUMBAI: After the screen adaptation of his book Three Idiots, another of Chetan Bhagat‘s bestsellers, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, is to be made into a film by UTV Spotboy titled Kai Po Che!. It will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor who had earlier directed Rock On!

UTV Motion Pictures has officially bought the rights to the bestselling book that was first published in May 2008 and had an initial print-run of 420,000 copies with many reprints after that.

Said UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur, "If ever there was a script that captures an era in our history and defines an entire generation on celluloid, this is it. Abhishek, Pubali, Supratik and Chetan have done a magnificent job of adapting Chetan‘s book into a screenplay that has the potential to emerge into an iconic film like Rang De Basanti or Dil Chahta Hai, which captured the essence and aspirations of the youth.

Kai Po Che! has already created headlines as the Gujarat government has agreed to give their full support to the production. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, has himself given a go-ahead to UTV to shoot freely in the state.

"We are thrilled to be collaborating with Chetan, Abhishek, Javed Akhtar, Amit Trivedi and a fresh new cast on what promises to be a landmark film," added Kapur.

The film will have screenplay by Kapoor along with Pubali Chaudhuri, Supratik Sen and Chetan Bhagat.

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