On Monday, the trailer of India’s most celebrated author Chetan Bhagat’s New Book launched. The title of the book is “The Girl in Room 105: An Unlove Story”. The title of Chetan’s highly anticipated novel was announced along with its cover and trailer launch via Facebook Livestream in Mumbai.
“It is a movie-style promo. Such promos for books does not exist; I have to again and again explain to people that you have to read the book to figure out what happened…because the joy of books is something else,” said Chetan Bhagat during the launch.
The trailer of Chetan Bhagat’s New Book suggests thriller plot about a boy called Keshav Rajpurohit from conservative family; who faces an unexpected turn of events when he goes to visit his ex-girlfriend Zara Lone in her room. Zara Lone is a Kashmiri Muslim.
Director Mohit Suri filmed the trailer featuring actor Vikrant Massey. He had also directed the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel, “Half Girlfriend”.
Chetan launched the book on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami; the protagonist’s name is ‘Keshav’ which is one of the many names of Lord Krishna. However, to this, the author clarified that it’s just not a “co-incidence” as all the leading men in his novel were named after Lord Krishna only. “It is intentional. It can’t be eight times co-incidence. I like Krishna. I am a devotee of krishna,” he said.
Bhagat has authored nine books including seven novels and two non-fiction titles. The book, which Bhagat described as a “fun thriller”, is his first of the six-book global deal that Amazon Publishing announced with the author in April this year.
“I am excited to explore the thriller genre for the first time and readers who have previewed the book have given a fantastic response to it,” said Bhagat.
Published by Westland Books, The Girl in Room 105: An Unlove story will hit the stands on October 9 and is available for pre-order online.