Chetan Bhagat's new novel Half Girlfriend, a rural-urban love story of a Bihari boy falling for an English-educated Delhi girl, is all set for an October release. Bhagat has announced the details of the book along with a short video teaser on YouTube.
The story revolves around Madhav, a Bihari boy with big dreams, who falls in love with the beautiful Riya, a rich Delhi lass. Madhav does't speak English well while Riya does. Madhav wants a relationship but Riya does't. Riya wanted “just friendship”. Madhav doesn't. Riya suggests a compromise and agrees to be his half-girlfriend.The story brings forth the issues related to English in India today. It is a rural-urban love story that touches the heart and inspires the reader.
Bhagat’s earlier books include "Five Point Someone", "One Night @ the Call Center", “Two States”, "The 3 Mistakes of My Life", "2 States" and "Revolution 2020." He is an investment banker-turned-novelist, many of whose books have been adapted for the big screen. Bhagat's 'Five Point Someone' was adapted into the blockbuster '3 Idiots' starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor while more recently, his “Two States” was made into a movie with the same name.