Chetan Bhagat said that some people are trying to bring him down in public by hiding behind a genuine movement and the fact that one doesn’t question a woman doesn’t make them right. He went on to say that he might have pissed off a lot of women but that is not harassment.
"Sometimes, we eat at roadside joints (to keep them grounded), board a local train to rough it out (it brings in a sense of adventure), play cricket, jump into an auto-rickshaw instead of the car (to enforce value for money)."
Saying that the conversation is "several years old", to his defence, Bhagat said that he certainly felt a connection with the woman, something he hadn’t felt in a while. He also apologised to his wife.
"Dedicated to all who don’t like me," wrote Chetan Bhagat as he started the post. From the struggles he faced to his dreams that became reality, the author apologised for everything that he has achieved.
Chetan Bhagat introduced his next book The Girl In Room No 105 with a Bollywood-style teaser. The writer spoke to indianexpress.com about his collaboration with director Mohit Suri and actor Vikrant Massey.
The trailer, which features actor Vikrant Massey, is filmed by director Mohit Suri. Last year, Mohit Suri had directed the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's best-selling novel, "Half Girlfriend", with Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in leads.
According to an image shared by Chetan Bhagat, his novel 'One Indian Girl' which was released in 2016, is reigning on the second spot and has even left books like Paulo Coelho’s ‘Alchemist’ and Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Moickingbird’ behind. Tweeple raised doubts about the claim and trolled him.
"Whatever I have said, I won't explain it. You think I am doing it out of ulterior motives - be my guest," Bhagat wrote in an elaborate Facebook post explaining why he will no longer explain his comments being trolled recently, however, it only got him more criticism.