Chetan Bhagat’s latest novel, ‘One Indian Girl’ is yet to be launched, but Kagana Ranaut has already read the story, which she received a month ago. Kangana apparently loved the modern, urbane titular character as she could relate to the protagonist completely. She also loved the way the book portrayed feminism.
In fact, sources say after she finished reading the book, she called up Chetan and said, “Did you really write this? It’s a wonderful book, a must-read! I’m definitely playing the lead whenever you turn the book into a film.”
During a recent interview, Bhagat recalled the conversation, adding, “Stories and scripts mean a lot to Kangana. She is known for her take on feminism and honest opinions and for her to praise my book and want to do the film is a huge compliment. I am really thankful to her for joining me”.
Bhagat describes his latest book as both powerful and controversial. “One Indian Girl is the story of an intelligent, successful girl who struggles to find love. It questions society which judges women achievers. It asks why when it comes to love, being intelligent and successful is often a drawback for women”, says the acclaimed writer.
Kangana, who will be seen in Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Rangoon’ next alongside Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, hopes to start filming ‘One Indian Girl’ by the end of 2017.