2 STATES

  • Chetan Bhagat: My books are not classics, but they're not of the read-and-throw variety; they fall in the middle - they connect, have an impact 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India's biggest-selling author in English is often dismissed as persona non grata by literary critics, but that doesn't faze Chetan Bhagat. Ten years on as a professional writer, the banker-turned-author says he is better prepared to face criticism. "I can dispassionately talk about it. It cannot bother me enough to...
  • English the new caste system, decides if you can have a girlfriend, job: Chetan Bhagat October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing criticism for the crass Hindi lines used in his latest book 'Half Girlfriend, author Chetan Bhahat has hit out at critics saying that English has become the new caste system in India. He also went on to say that English even decides whether or not a person can...
  • What we know so far and four wildly speculative story lines for Chetan Bhagat's upcoming book 'Half Girlfriend' September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chetan Bhagat's latest book release just around the corner, we are sure that all his fans and readers are aching to know what the story will be about. To make things easier for his fans, we have made a list of concrete things we know about the...
  • Arjun Kapoor: We work for long hours, so we can't do anything else but be on the phone July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood's young and raring to go actor Arjun Kapoor terms his mobile phone a "necessisity more than a luxury", saying it provides him his dose of entertainment in between hectic work schedules. "There are so many gadgets available in the market, but the most important remains the phone ...
  • '2 States' enters the Rs 100 crore club, earns Rs 102.13 crores in four weeks May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Debutant director Abhishek Varman's '2 States' has entered the coveted Rs 100 crore club in its fourth week of release. The film has earned Rs 102.13 crores since its 17th April release. Produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala, the film is based on Chetan Bhagat's best selling novel...
  • No singer who sings for AR Rahman can say they were nervous: Chinmayi Sripada May 12, 2014

    Chennai: Popular playback singer Chinmayi Sripada says her solo composition 'Idhayam' in the Tamil album for the upcoming Rajinikanth starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' was a tough one, but music composer A R Rahman made things easy. "I wasn't nervous when I sang it. No singer who sings for Rahman sir would ever say...
  • Arjun Kapoor supports Shiksha initiative; calls education a 'foundation' for thought process May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor joins hands with P&G Shiksha to support education for underprivileged children and to celebrate the 10 years of the brand's existence. The '2 States' star feels that education provides a 'foundation'. Arjun is the latest to join the list of celebrities Soha Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi,...
  • '2 States' inches towards the Rs.100 crore club, earns Rs 90 crores in two weeks May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhattstarrer '2 States' is in its third week and is still going strong at the box office. It has earned over Rs.90 crore in India and an expert says it is racing towards Rs.100crore mark. Said to be made on a budget of approximately Rs.45...
  • '2 States' collects over Rs 75 crore within two weeks of its release April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: '2 States' is yet to complete two weeks at the box office and it has already collected over Rs.75 crore on home turf. The Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhattstarrer has earned Rs.76.3 crore in the country, say sources. Said to be made on a budget of approximately Rs.45 crore and...
  • '2 States' rakes in Rs 70 crore in its second week at the domestic box office April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhattstarrer '2 States' is in its second week and it has raked in about Rs 70 crore at the domestic box office. Close on its heels is 'Revolver Rani', which came out this weekend. 'Samrat & Co.' and Subhash Ghai's 'Kaanchi' haven't struck the right...
  • '2 States' continues to draw audience; rakes in over Rs 70 crore April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhattstarrer '2 States' is in its second week and it has raked in about Rs.70 crore at the domestic box office. Close on its heels is 'Revolver Rani', which came out this weekend. 'Samrat & Co.' and Subhash Ghai's 'Kaanchi' haven't struck the right chord...
  • Sajid Nadiadwala to host big bash to celebrate twin successes of 'Highway' and '2 States' April 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is in Warsaw shooting with Salman Khan for his directorial debut 'Kick', is kicked by the opening reports of his new production '2 States'. He now plans a very big celebration bash for the twin successes this year of his 'Highway' and '2 States'. Speaking from Warsaw...
  • I'm a Punjabi and I think Arjun Kapoor in '2 States' is the wimpiest Punjabi guy I have ever come across April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Where do we get our ideas about how people belonging to different communities behave, think and react? We learn it by observing our friends, colleagues, also neighbours, but it is Bollywood that has a big influence. Take for example Abhishek Varman's '2 States' which is based on Chetan...
  • On Chetan Bhagat's birthday, these are 10 life lessons we learnt from his books April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: He may have received criticism for his writing time and again, but there is no denying that Chetan Bhagat is one of India's most successful writers. The former investment banker who turned 40 on Tuesday is perhaps the only author who has had all his books adapted into...
  • Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor's '2 States' collects Rs 38.06 crore in opening weekend April 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Abhishek Varman's debut directorial '2 States' managed to collect Rs.38.06 crore in its opening weekend. The audience is loving it for its slice-of-life portrayal of two lovers from different states of the country. While it made Rs.12.42 crore on its opening day April 18, '2 States' managed a business of...
  • 'Mr India' is a classic example of special effects and emotions coming together perfectly: Arjun Kapoor April 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor, who is working with his dad Boney Kapoor for the first time in 'Tevar', holds him in high regard for his vision and creativity. The young actor feels his father's decision to make sci-fi film 'Mr India' way back in 1987 proved that he's much ahead of his...
  • A fashion student's guide to chic Alia Bhatt's '2 States' April 21, 2014

    All those who saw Alia Bhatt in that opulent wedding ensemble in '2 States' must have been swayed by her look for once. And why not, when it's India's avant- garde couturier Manish Malhorta decking up the diva, the magic is bound to happen. Manish's creation is known for...
  • Chetan Bhagat: Hitting the right notes with Bollywood April 20, 2014

    New Delhi: He churns out bestsellers which tempt filmmakers to lend them to big screen adaptations. The success ratio of Hindi movies inspired by Chetan Bhagat's books has so far been high, and with the promising response to '2 States', he seems to be cementing his space in the Bollywood...
  • 2 States: Why Alia Bhatt has more to her than the 'Bhatt' tag April 20, 2014

    New Delhi: One wouldn't have thought much of Alia Bhatt's acting prowess if one had judged her debut performance in the ostentatious college romance 'Student Of The Year' back in 2012. She played a rich brat who wore Prada and Gucci to a make believe college created by Karan Johar...
  • Movies help me reach out to more Indians: Chetan Bhagat April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Four of Chetan Bhagat's five novels have been adapted for the big screen - the latest being '2 States', based on his book '2 States: The Story Of My Marriage'. The author says movies help him expand his reach among Indians. In an interview, he shares his experience with '2...
  • '2 States' earns Rs 12 crore on opening day April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer '2 States', which released this Friday, raked in around Rs.12 crore on its opening day in the country. The movie, based on a bestseller by author Chetan Bhagat, is poised to draw in more viewers over the weekend, say industry experts. According to sources, the...
  • The subtlety of Krish in '2 States' is something I aspire for: Arjun Kapoor April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: After playing the action hero in 'Ishaqzaade' and 'Gunday', Arjun Kapoor essays a loverboy in his latest release '2 States', and he can only be thankful that it has given him a chance to explore a different look and genre. He hopes the audience slowly becomes more confident about his...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews '2 states' and 'Transcendence' April 19, 2014

    Rajeev Masand reviews Arjun Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer '2 states' and Johnny Depp-Rebecca Hall starrer 'Transcendence' in this episode of Now Showing. Also watch the interview with the cast of the film 'Transcendence. ...
  • '2 States' stereotyping of North and South India: I am from Karnataka and I find nothing wrong in laughing at myself once in a while April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: There are many pointers by which you can tell whether a person is from northern, or the southern part of the country. By the amount of butter he/she slaps on her paranthas or the dexterity with which a person can eat rice with bare hands. Lungis, kurtas, turbans,...
  • Chetan Bhagat was a clown in campus; I'd crack up at his jokes, says wife Anusha April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Over a decade ago, Tamilian girl Anusha Suryanarayanan fell for Punjabi boy Chetan Bhagat on the campus of Ahmedabad's Indian Institute of Management (IIM). And yes, she didn't like Chetan for his love for books and huge intellectual aspirations. Instead, it was Chetan's sense of humor and...
  • '2 States' tweet review: Tends to drag in parts, but it's enjoyable April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Chetan Bhagat's best selling novel '2 States' finally comes on the big screen. Ever since the book released, which was a few years ago, there have been speculations about which director and actors will be part of the project. Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt play Krish and Ananya, who...
  • '2 States': 10 amusing North and South Indian stereotypes to watch out for April 17, 2014

    What do you mean, south Indians don't only eat idlis and dosas? And we have NEVER heard of a small-scale Punjabi wedding. Many cross cultural stereotypes like the ones mentioned above, are the chocolate filling in a warm, light croissant that is Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor's dramedy '2 States'. Based on...