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Chetan Bhagat's new novel, a rural-urban love story about a boy from Bihar falling for an English-educated Delhi girl, is set for release this October. Since a lot of his novels have been turned into Bollywood films, I am sure that within no time filmmakers will be lining up to buy the right for this novel as well.
So I wondered, who would be cast in this Bollywood film? The story of Half Girlfriend goes like this, "Half Girlfriend is a simple love story. It is about a boy who doesn't speak English well and brings out the issues related to English in the country today. It is a rural-urban love story that not only touches the heart, but also inspires the reader," Bhagat said in a statement.
"A boy from Bihar with big dreams who falls in love with the beautiful Riya, a rich lass from Delhi," he added. Bhagat's 'Five Point Someone' was adapted into blockbuster 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead and '2 States' was adapted into another blockbuster by the same name starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor. He even scripted the screenplay for the recent Salman Khan starrer film Kick.
Chetan Bhagat took to Twitter recently and tweeted, "Hi all! Happy to announce my next book titled Half Girlfriend." Ever since that a number of jokes went viral on the Internet, but no matter how much fun people are making of him and his book, one has to agree that his books do sell and the movies so turn out to be blockbusters.
So only time will tell as to which producer or director will be visiting this writer to adapt his novel into yet another movie and if it does happened which actor-actress combo will star in it. Here is a list of our choices for the film, 10 couples who will be perfect for the film, if it ever gets made.
Salman Khan-Jacqueline Fernandez
Salman spoke a number of languages in his movie Kick, so going by that he can definitely carry off this look and Jacqueline is perfect for the rich English speaking Delhi girl. If she looks the part, she can play the part.
Hrithik Roshan-Priyanka Chopra
Hrithik Roshan once played the poor boy's role who grew up in a chawl, Agneepath being such a versatile actor he can definitely carry off this role. Priyanks Chopra going by her Fashion movie character is perfect for the Delhi girl role.
Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif
A similar character was played by the duo in Namaste London, the only changed will be that Akshay will now be a Bihar boy instead of a Punjabi munda.
Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone
Ranveer carried off a Gujarati boy role in Ram-Leela with elan so he ca do this as well and Deepika being the hot chick suits the role perfectly.
Shahid Kapoor-Sonakshi Sinha
Shahid's role in R...Rajkumar and Sonakshi's role in Lootera is good enough example that they can do these roles easily.
Shahrukh Khan-Kareena Kapoor
Shahrukh Khan can carry of any role easily and it will be nice to see him pair up with Kareena after such a long gap since Ra. One's release.
Aamir Khan-Anushka Sharma
If Aamir can do a Bhojpuri role in PK, he can easily do a Bihar guy's role as well and Anushka with her good looks can easily play the Delhi girl's role.
Sidharth Malhotra-Shraddha Kapoor
Their chemistry in Ek Villain worked and it will be nice to see them on-screen in a different light.
Ranbir Kapoor-Nargis Fakhri
They have essayed a similar kind of poor boy-rich girl role in Rockstar. So another film would do no harm. right?
Aditya Roy Kapoor-Parineeta Chopra
Going by the looks of Dawaat-E-ishq, their chemistry seems to be clicking so they would make for a good combo in this story as well.