UTV Motion pictures has acquired the rights to author Chetan Bhagat’s latest bestseller, Revolution 2020. Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures, says, “We have been in discussions with Chetan for a while to do something together. When he shared his latest book with us even before it was published, we read it cover to cover in a single sitting.”
Revolution 2020 narrates the story of three central characters — Gopal, Raghav and Aarti — whose destinies are intertwined. “He has crafted a dramatic plot with such sharply defined characters, that you constantly wonder how things will play out. The issues he deals with are those that today’s youth will instantly relate to,” adds Kapur.
The Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots (2009), which was based on Bhagat’s debut novel Five Point Someone and also produced by UTV Motion Pictures, turned out to be the biggest grosser of all time in Indian cinema.
Apparently UTV is planning to rope in three Bollywood A-list actors for the lead characters of Gopal, Aarti and Raghav, but they’ve reserved comments on who they are in talks with.
Bhagat explains, “UTV finally managed to seduce me. Immense excitement about the story and a wonderful team makes me feel they can do justice to Revolution 2020.”