By Lipi Mehta:
Chetan Bhagat just announced his 8th book. Yup, this Diwali, you’ll have more to celebrate (or not, depending on what side of the Chetan line you fall on). But that’s not the biggest announcement. What’s even more fascinating (or mind boggling) is that this book is going to be written in the female first person. Yes, the writer of lines like ‘Deti hai toh de varna kat le’ (Give it up or get out), has put a female voice to the fore in his new book. All speculation and sarcasm aside, I’m hopeful that it just could do something for women’s rights in the country, considering that he is by consumption standards, India’s no. 1 author and his books sell by the thousands as soon as they are published.
However, many Twitter users don’t seem to agree with me at all. And that’s fine because I don’t remember the last time I have consistently smiled or laughed so much while going through Twitter.
Here are a few reactions, guaranteed to make you lolz.
With God’s blessings and your support, my new fiction novel, writing for the first time in female first person, will release Diwali 2016.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) January 15, 2016
— Arnab Goswami (@3DArnab) January 15, 2016
— Pankaj Mishra (@pankajmishra23) January 15, 2016
— Critically Your’s✘ (@thebakwaashour) January 15, 2016
— Rehan (@fullbekaari) January 15, 2016
— Rahul Pawar (@rrptweets) January 15, 2016
@chetan_bhagat Sir Diwali pe book release hogi ya us par bani movie?
— Office of Kachua (@LazyKachua) January 15, 2016
Translation: Is the book releasing on Diwali or the movie based on it?
@chetan_bhagat So nice & kind of you… this is what we call ‘Statutory Warning’ 😀
— The Logical Indian (@skrudraonline) January 15, 2016
@chetan_bhagat must be nach baliye diaries.
— Abhijit (@abhijitbora4991) January 15, 2016
— عامر (@GanghorC) January 15, 2016