Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:25 am

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Chetan Bhagat talks about the screenplay for 'Kick'

Salman Khan is set to kick-start this Eid season with the forthcoming action romantic-comedy film ‘Kick’, releasing on 25th July 2014through UTV Motion Pictures. Billed as an awesome, roller-coaster ride of action, intrigue, suspense and romance, Salman Khan leads an impressive ensemble cast in this high-octane, action rom-com. The intriguing story takes as its core premise a man’s desire to live life to the full and get a ‘kick’ out of every opportunity that comes his way. Salman Khan plays the character of ‘Devil’, an adrenaline junkie who is addicted to risk, be it in his job or in his personal life. His many misguided and miscreant acts culminate in him becoming a thief and dicing with the law in a dangerous and daring game. What ensues is a cat-and-mouse style chase, as Devil is pursued by lauded police officer ‘Himanshu’ (Randeep Hooda – Highway) as well as entering into a turf war with local gangster ‘Aslam’ (Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Gangs of Wesseypur).

The screenplay was written by Chetan Bhagat and he talks about the film here on UrbanAsian.com!

Q:  Did you enjoy writing the screenplay for ‘Kick’? Does it mean that you are becoming more and more involved in the film-making process?

A: I did enjoy it. It was fun, plus Salman Khan was in it, so it was an honour too. But it doesn’t mean that I will become a screen writer. Occasionally, I might get into all this again, but I am more than happy with just being an author. I am comfortable with my books, giving motivational talks and writing columns. Those are the areas I want to dedicate my time to.

Q: When you’re writing a book do you automatically think of how it would pan into a film?

A: No, not really. I can’t think of it that way. Writing books was, is and will be my passion; it doesn’t really matter if it will be made into a movie or not. Moreover, if my book is good, then the filmmakers would approach me anyway. I wouldn’t have to do anything extra to get my books made into a movie.

 

Q:  What inspired you to start writing?

A: To be honest, I just wanted to do something different. I always liked writing and I thought it could be a great hobby. The only thing I did not know is that there would be so many people who would like my writing.

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Q:  When is your next book coming out? What is it about?

A: It will be coming out in October this year (2014). I don’t want to spoil the book for you, so I won’t say a lot about the plot, except that it is a rural Indian love story. It is slightly different from the other books I’ve written so far, but I hope that my readers will enjoy it.

Q: Why did you agree to write the screen-play for ‘Kick’?

A: I’ve known Salman from the time of Hello, the movie version of my novel One Night At The Call Centre. But I never had a chance to work with him. So this was a perfect opportunity. Also, when I saw the original version of Kick, I loved it, but I felt like there is potential to take the content deeper. Sajid [Director] is debuting with Kick too and he has a huge vision for it – hopefully I will be able to make it come true.

Q:  What is ‘Kick’ about?

A: Kick is about a guy who lives life only for his kicks, a powerful concept and a perfect recipe for a Salman-Nadiadwala blockbuster.

Be sure to check out the film Kick which is all set to release this Friday on Eid!