News|October 15, 2010 7:44 am

Siddharth Anand’s Next on Chetan’s Two States

Here comes good news for Chetan Bhagat’s fans, who already enjoyed his book (Five Point Someone) in form of movie, 3 Idiots, should get ready to enjoy his another book in form of movie. Chetan’s best selling book, ‘Two States’, will soon transferred into big screen drama as the Siddharth Anand, director of Anjaana Anjaani, has purchased the rights of the book.

Another buzz is that, who will play a character of Krish in the movie. He is none other one of Khans in Industry, Saif Ali Khan and Priyanka Chopra will female lead character of Ananya. The writer posted on his Twitter account,

“2 States film deal done. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Directed by Siddharth Anand. Saif as Krish.”

“They’ve promised a big family entertainer. Very excited. Thanks for your support,”

Interestingly, it was Aditya Chopra’s idea to purchase the rights of the book in order to not to involve in any controversy. Siddarth says,

“Adi said that I must read Two States, as he felt that I’d be the right person to make a film on it. Since he was so insistent, I bought the book and read it the same day.”

“When we met, Chetan told me that I was amongst the couple of directors he felt would do justice to the story.”

When asked about whether he would make any changes in the flick, the director says,

“The book is not the screenplay. We’ll incorporate the necessary changes for the kind of structure I have in mind. But we’ll keep the basic soul of the book intact so that people who have read it will connect to it. We’ll also add some novel elements so that it engages readers and film-goers alike.”

Talking of Bhagat’s role in script development, the director maintains that the author will be involved to a certain degree. Anand says,

“We’ll be spending time together so that I understand the characters and their nuances better.”

Author Chetan Bhagat confirms the developments

“Yes, I was happy to meet Anand. He has the right sensibilities. Whatever additions he will make, will enhance the film.”

We hope this film also turns big hit like 3 Idiots. Since the story will involve Ahmedabad, Chennai, Goa, it might possible Anand will make it as 3 States!