Chetan Bhagat agrees in HC to change setting of 'Half Girlfriend'

Novelist Chetan Bhagat today told Delhi High Court that he will change the objectionable words allegedly used in his bestselling novel 'Half Girlfriend' which had portrayed a royal family from Bihar as alcoholics and gamblers.

Won't change my writing style for Bollywood: Chetan Bhagat

His books have found visual translation in Hindi movies, but author Chetan Bhagat remains unstirred by the glitz and glamour of the tinsel town and says he won't change his style of writing to suit Bollywood's sensibilities.

Preity Zinta's fun moments on `Nach Baliye 7`
Preity Zinta's fun moments on `Nach Baliye 7`

`Nach Baliye 7` is making waves on the small screen, thanks to the judges- Preity Zinta, Chetan Bhagat and Marzi Pestonji , who have added that extra oomph to the dance reality show.

Chetan Bhagat is X-Factor of 'Nach Baliye 7': Ekta Kapoor
Chetan Bhagat is X-Factor of 'Nach Baliye 7': Ekta Kapoor

After captivating audiences of the small screen with engrossing tales in the fiction genre, Ekta Kapoor has ventured into non-fiction format with reality show “Nach Baliye 7”. The TV tsarina says the ongoing season will unfold many facets of a relationship and terms judge and author Chetan Bhagat as the 'X-Factor' of the show.

Twinkle Khanna, Chetan Bhagat indulge in Twitter banter
Twinkle Khanna, Chetan Bhagat indulge in Twitter banter

 Twinkle Khanna's tongue-in-cheek response about Chetan Bhagat's stint as a judge on a dance reality show to an user fuelled a debate on Twitter between the former actress and the author.

Hope 'Nach Baliye' clears my doubts about reality shows: Chetan Bhagat
Hope 'Nach Baliye' clears my doubts about reality shows: Chetan Bhagat

Scripted and staged fights are thought to be synonymous with reality shows. Now, author Chetan Bhagat, who will be judging dance reality TV show “Nach Baliye 7”, is on a quest to find out the truth for himself.

Preity Zinta has always been my crush: Chetan Bhagat
Preity Zinta has always been my crush: Chetan Bhagat

Writer Chetan Bhagat is looking forward to sharing judging duties on reality dance show "Nach Baliye" with Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, on whom he had a huge crush in college.

Will clarify things: Chetan Bhagat on defamation suit

Reacting to news of a defamation suit filed against him, author Chetan Bhagat says his novel “Half Girlfriend” has nothing to do with the former kingdom of Dumraon in Bihar and that he will try to settle things by explaining the point to the other party.

'Half Girlfriend' is purely fiction' Chetan Bhagat

 Author Chetan Bhagat, who has been slapped with Rs 1 crore defamation suit, has denied that "Half Girlfriend" has any reference to the family of erstwhile princely state of Dumraon in Bihar. The author said there was some "misunderstanding" as his book is a work of fiction.

Looks count more than talent in India, says Marzi Pestonji

Ace choreographer Shiamak Davar’s former students like Shahid Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput are now among sought-after Bollywood actors. But Marzi Pestonji, who assists Davar, is in no mood to join the league as he believes “good looks” come first in Indian showbiz.

Chetan Bhagat bats for Shobhaa De, slams Maha govt diktat
Chetan Bhagat bats for Shobhaa De, slams Maha govt diktat

Chetan Bhagat, who has been quite vocal about the state of political affairs, has come out in support of Shobhaa De, against whom, Shiv Sena moved a privilege motion on Wednesday, demanding an apology from her for her comments.

Twitterati upbeat about SC quashing Section 66A
Twitterati upbeat about SC quashing Section 66A

 Author Chetan Bhagat and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor joined Twitter users on Tuesday to express their happiness over the Supreme Court's decision to axe Section 66A of the Information Technology Act.

Chetan Bhagat excited to judge 'Nach Baliye 7'
Chetan Bhagat excited to judge 'Nach Baliye 7'

Author Chetan Bhagat has now donned a new hat -- that of a judge for the dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye 7’. Calling himself a novice dancer, the celebrated writer says his presence in the show will revolve around compatibility and chemistry quotient of the contestants.

Preity Zinta to judge dance show?
Preity Zinta to judge dance show?

Bollywood's dimpled beauty Preity Zinta might be missing from the action on silver screens for quite some time now, but she is surely a newsmaker. According to a leading daily, Preity might soon be seen on small screen as a judge.

Bhutan to host Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

The happiest country of the world, Bhutan, is soon to host aspecial sixth edition of the Mountain Echoes literary festival in its capital Thimphu.

Zee Jaipur Lit Fest: Everyone in Hazare's 'pathshala' officially placed, says Chetan Bhagat

Author Chetan Bhagat who has been active on the social media in analysing political developments today said the 'class of Anna Hazare' has now got full placement!

Will soon write a novel on women: Chetan Bhagat

Author Chetan Bhagat Saturday said that he will soon pen a novel which would centre around women as he feels that they have not been able to get the pride of the place they deserve.

Zee Media Exclusive: Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

The eight edition of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has been inaugurated Wednesday by Dr Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group, and Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan amidst the cream of literary minds, joining hands together for a healthy debate and enriching discussion.

'Reboot 100': Chetan Bhagat's 100-day fitness challenge
'Reboot 100': Chetan Bhagat's 100-day fitness challenge

Author Chetan Bhagat, who tried his hand at screenplay writing with Salman Khan-starrer "Kick", is all set to motivate and inspire people to be 'Fit for Life' through a fitness challenge.

'Half Girlfriend' work of fiction, did not insult Dumraon: Chetan Bhagat

Author Chetan Bhagat Thursday described his book ‘Half Girlfriend’ as a work of fiction and ridiculed allegations that its contents had insulted the former kingdom of Dumraon in Bihar.