The ad which showed a pregnant Hindu woman in a Muslim household was attacked for 'promoting love Jihad' and `fake secularism'.
After the Article 370 was scrapped from the Constitution of India on Monday, several Bollywood personalities such as Dia Mirza, Anupam Kher, Sanjay Suri, and writer Chetan Bhagat took to Twitter to express their joy.
The author had earlier, dismissed fellow writer Ira Trivedi’s claims of sexual harassment as “motivated, fake attacks” and described them as “abhorrent” which he said could hamper the #MeToo movement.
Trivedi had alleged that Bhagat had tried to kiss on her lips after inviting her for tea at the India International Centre.
"Much like one of his novels, Chetan sets the scene through phone-flirting and then when - and if - he meets her in person alone, he makes his move, whether she likes it or not, whether it is appropriate or not, whether it hurts her, his family or not."
The bestselling author, whose latest book "The Girl in Room 105" released on Tuesday, said that the screenshots in question were of "a flirtatious, but friendly and polite conversation".
Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat has revealed the cover and a movie-style promo of his new book The Girl in Room 105 -- "a funny kind of thriller" about a Kashmiri Muslim girl and a Hindu boy -- in a Facebook live on his fan page.
On Sunday, Bhagat's fans were in for surprise when he tweeted that he would joining the Congress as he "couldn't take it anymore and the country needs to be fixed".
Bhagat, who has been associated with the film industry for many years now, should have known that even the best of novels need to be adapted suitably for cinema.
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Bhagat's book will be on the same pedestal as American novelist and poet Louisa M Alcott's Little Women, English crime novelist Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and British novelist JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.
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