Author Chetan Bhagat seemingly got into a nasty Twitter spat with actor R Madhavan. However, it appeared to be a gimmick for their recently-released Netflix show, Decoupled. In the series, Madhavan, who plays the second-bestselling author in India, is constantly in competition with Chetan, who plays himself.
It all started when Chetan answered a ‘movies vs books’ question by tweeting, “My books, and the movies based on them.” Madhavan said that he is biased towards films, to which the author replied, “Have you ever heard anyone ever say the movie is better than the book?”
“YES! 3 Idiots,” Madhavan replied. The film, in which he played an engineering student, was based on Chetan’s book Five Point Someone.
Chetan asked Madhavan not to ‘try to preach to the choir’. The actor, meanwhile, asked the author why he acted in Decoupled if he was partial towards…