Hirani clarified that once Chetan Bhagat had given the rights to make a film on his book and agreed to the contract, there shouldn't have been any percentage issue. Hirani also stressed on the fact that the basic plot of the movie was different from Five Point Someone. An assertive Hirani said that there were certain similarities with the book which the 3 Idiots team wasn't denying and it was for the same reason that they had brought the rights of the book. He concluded by saying that there might be a motivation to create the controversy so that people read the book.
subhadeep bhattacharjee, 3 idiots, raj kumar hirani, chetan bhagat, five point someone, aamir khan, vidhu vinod chopra
Story first published: Monday, January 4, 2010, 9:13 [IST]