There`s definitely shortage of good writers, scripts: Chetan Bagat

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 18:11

Mumbai: Author Chetan Bhagat, who has penned the screenplay of Salman Khan-starrer `Kick`, finds that the film industry suffers a dearth of good scripts and writers.

"There are talented people in this industry. We have some good writers here. I feel there are some movies being made out of books, and there are movies which are also fresh. But there`s definitely a shortage of writers and good scripts," Bhagat told reporters.

"You can`t order a good script and buy it...there is a big supply issue," he added.

Four of Bhagat`s books have been made into films.

His bestselling novel `2 States: The Story Of My Marriage` was recently made starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, and it struck the right chords with the masses.

Two others managed to paint a successful box office story - "3 idiots" (based on "Five Point Someone") and "Kai Po Che!" (based on "The 3 Mistakes Of My Life"), while "Hello", inspired by his "One Night @ the Call Center" did not get a great reception.

The writer is already impressed by the promo of `Kick`, which marks the debut of producer Sajid Nadiadwala as a director.

"Sajid had bought the rights of `2 States`, and after that, we became good friends. He called me to his office and said he is making `Kick` and would like me to be part of it.

`I was okay because I had not done a pure screenplay before. I didn`t know how it will all pan out, so on a gut feeling and on a personal relationship, I said `yes`. When the promos came out, I was dazzled myself."

IANS

First Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 18:11

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