In two posts earlier, we have blogged on the 3 Idiots controversy between Chetan Bhagat on the one hand, and Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Aamir Khan on the other, which has grabbed the attention of the mainstream media thanks to Chopra’s outburst at a press conference at the Radisson in Noida yesterday.
Earlier in the day today, after Chopra apologised to the media for his appalling behaviour, Rajkumar Hirani held a press conference citing the credits clause in the contract between Chetan and Chopra and said the movie makers had fulfilled their obligations under the contract. Hirani reiterated his stance that not more than 5% of the movie is based on Chetan’s book. Now that this appears to be the formal position of the makers of the movie, and not something said in the heat of the moment, Chetan can decide on his formal course of action in the matter.
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