Chetan Bhagat’s another celebrated book is going to be made into a film. His recent novel Two States will be adapted for a romantic film to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj with Shahrukh Khan in the main lead.
Yes, you are reading it right. SRK and Vishal together for the first time and guess who is producing it, SRK’s friend-turned-foe Salman Khan’s good buddy Sajid Nadiadwala. SRK has not been seen in a romantic film after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and his female fans across the world were waiting for news like this.
To adapt Two States was always in the pipeline for Sajid Nadiadwala; earlier it was planned that the movie will have Priyanka Chopra and Saif Ali Khan and will be directed by Siddharth Anand. May be the producer was in two minds as Siddharth’s last release Anjaana Anjaani was a dud at the box office.
For those who haven’t read the novel: it is about a boy and a girl studying in an elite MBA college. The guy is from Punjab and falls in love with the girl who belongs to Tamil Nadu. Naturally, the two have problems getting married as they belong to two extreme different cultures. It’s Chetan’s own love story; his wife Anushka is a South Indian.
Sajid has bought the rights for its adaptation. SRK has heard the script and he has ‘loved’ it. Who will be cast opposite SRK? There will be a new girl.