I’ll Make Electric Cars but WON’T Stop Writing:
Chetan Bhagat’s recent tweet on “moving from writing” to making electric cars has left people shocked (or pleasantly surprised, depending on their reading preferences).
But don’t jump to conclusions just yet. The Half-Girlfriend author is NOT giving up writing novels for good. Bhagat has clarified the confusion surrounding his tweet.
While Bhagat may not be ‘at liberty’ to divulge further details on his ‘electric car project’, the author didn’t hold back from giving his tuppence on making electric cars a reality in India.
“Whether it is to burn less fossil fuels or to reduce urban pollution, I think we should really encourage electric cars. It can revolutionize India. Electric cars would require charging stations instead of fuel pumps.”
“We (India) don’t produce our own fossil fuels, we import most of them. But generating electricity is something that we are self-sufficient in,” he added.
Bhagat said, “The R&D is reaching a point where in the next three to five years, we will have a good number of electric cars in India, provided the infrastructure is in place.”
But there is more for Bhagat fans to look forward to (besides his books and electric cars). His novel Half Girlfriend has already been adapted into a film starring Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, slated for release on 19 May. Moviegoers are anticipating its trailer by end of March.