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India's #MeToo moment: Chetan Bhagat apologises after screenshots of WhatsApp messages go viral

The author took to Facebook to express his apology to the woman who accused him of harassment.

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Updated: Oct 06, 2018, 06.22 PM IST
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Recently, a tweet went viral which accused the famous Indian author Chetan Bhagat of sexual harassment. The tweet comprised of screenshots of the author's conversation with a journalist he 'knew only in professional capacity'.

In the conversation, Bhagat was trying to 'woo' the journalist.

The 44-year-old author immediately shared a long response to the allegations made against him in a Facebook post.

He admitted to having had the conversation, and apologised to the woman as well as his wife of 20 years, Anusha.

"I should have had better judgement, but I guess I erred a bit there. Maybe I misread the friendliness," his apology read.

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'Determination' Is Key

25 Sep, 2018
We all want to be achievers in life, but do very little to reach our goals. Banker-turned-author Chetan Bhagat quit his 11-year-old high-paying job to follow his passion for writing. His determination kept pushing him to never give up, he revealed at the Alibaba Foundation's 'Xin Philanthropy Conference' earlier this month. The 44-year-old writer, sharing a few anecdotes from his childhood, recalled the time when money was in short supply. "My friends from rich families got nicer school-bags and pencil-boxes, and came to school in luxury cars. Being born in a middle-class family, money was always in short supply. Instead of feeling jealous, I decided to achieve all of it myself," he said. The '2 States' author also shared a few other tips from his journey:

While many lauded the 'Three Mistakes Of My Life' author, others expressed their disappointment.

In the last few days, various well-known personalities were named and shamed on social media for their inappropriate behaviour towards women.

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A Bollywood Hit!

22 Apr, 2018
When Chetan Bhagat is not working on his novels, he moonlights as a screenwriter, columnist or motivational speaker. He has also thrown his hat in the Bollywood ring, having plotted his way to success through his screenplays and stories. Of his nine novels, five have been converted into movies. He has also written a screenplay for one of Salman Khan's biggest hits, 'Kick'.On his birthday, we look at a list of movies that have the CB stamp on them:

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