So it was only a matter of time before another Chetan Bhagat work of fiction was set on the road for a big-screen adaptation.
‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’, Bhagat’s critically acclaimed 2008 novel about 3 friends who go into business together will follow ‘Five Point Someone’ – remade as ‘3 Idiots’ – onto the big screen.
The film – titled ‘Kai Po Che!’ – will be produced and distributed by UTV Motion Pictures who have roped in ‘Rock On!!’ director Abhishek Kapoor to helm the project.
Unlike 3 Idiots – which featured some of Bollywood’s biggest stars, including Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor – ‘Kai Po Che!’ will feature a cast of relative newcomers, including TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The film will also be different from 3 Idiots in that Bhagat himself has helped shape the screenplay alongside Kapoor, Pubali Chaudhuri and Supratik Sen.
Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures says of the project: "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. 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."
Music for the movie will be composed by Amit Trivedi with Javed Akhtar penning the lyrics.
- Poonam Joshi