Chetan Bhagat has been cut out of the film adaptation of Half Girlfriend. Bhagat, the author of the book, was expected to play the narrator in the project.
Director Mohit Suri told Mid Day:
“I have edited the narrator [Chetan] from my story. So, basically, I have cut Chetan’s role from the film,” he further stated.
Suri maintained that Bhagat was extremely supportive and understanding during the scripting process.
The director also revealed some of the other changes he made in the Arjun Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor starrer. “The book was written in English, but the hero cannot converse in that language, so that has been changed. There was also some sexual abuse backstory to Shraddha’s character that I have tweaked,” he said.
Half Girlfriend is scheduled to release in May this year.
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