Chetan Bhagat closes 3 Idiots controversy
Author of bestseller Five Point Someone Chetan Bhagat seems to be fed up with the ongoing 3 Idiots credit controversy, and is keen on closing the issue once and for all.india Updated: Jan 05, 2010 15:44 IST
The author had expressed his unhappiness over not getting due credit for the film's story, which led to counter attacks by Aamir Khan, Director Rajkumar Hirani and Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
The author wrote a blog post titled, Closing remarks, "While we maintain our stance on the issue, me and my fans want to move on, and we have."
Even Vidhu Vinod Chopra apologised over losing his cool when asked about 3 Idiots controversy, at a media meet. “I was shocked to see myself on TV screaming like a maniac. This is nonsensical behaviour and I apologise for it with my whole heart,” Chopra said.
Director of 3 Idiots, Rajkumar Hirani feels that Chetan Bhagat has been given due credit as per the contract. “According to the contract, it clearly says that Chetan will be given credit in the rolling credit, which comes at the end of the film. He is lying when he says that his name comes after the junior artists, his name is after the main artists of the movie. See the movie to believe me,” Hirani said.
Bhagat earlier wrote in one of his blogpost, “It’s fine that they've given me credit in the rolling credits, but how can they not give me credit for the story? The film is based on my book, they have to give me,” Bhagat said.
While Bhagat has now called for a truce through his latest blog post, actor Aamir Khan in his blog says that he will be distancing himself from the controversy for a while to judge it better. So we are sure to hear more on this in near future.
As both the parties move towards an amicable solution, we wonder if this whole affair has been cooked and spiced up by vested interests. After all both filmmmaker and author are benefitting from the issue, by sparking interest in their film and book respectively. So no prizes for guessing who the losers are here. Viewers and readers, who are shelling bucks just to get to the bottom of who's right in this altercation.