Chethan Bhagat, author of the bestselling novels "Five Point Someone", "2 States" and "3 Mistakes of My Life", among others, at 9.30 pm on 4 August, announced the title of his new book "Half-Girlfriend."
Hi all! Happy to announce my next book titled "Half Girlfriend". A short teaser here: http://t.co/HtmcMexMZP
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 5, 2014
Bhagat has also released a video-podcast trailer for the book, which says that there was once a boy named Madhav, who fell in love with a girl named Riya, who spoke English really well, while Madhav did not. Since Madhav wanted a relationship and Riya just opted for friendship, they compromised on Riya becoming his "half-girlfriend".
The first chapter to the book has also been posted on Bhagat's official Facebook page. Since the announcement of the title, #HalfGirlfriend has been the number one trending tag in India, thanks to some of the most sarcastic and wittiest users in Twitterverse!
Chetan Bhagat's Half Girlfriend might be the story of Digvijay Singh and Amrita Rai who is half his age #HalfGirlfriend
— Sarthak Agarwal (@SarthakAgarwal_) August 5, 2014
Chetan Bhagat started writing a book.*leh ink got over* "Chalo koi gal nahi,aise hee publish karta hoon book" #HalfGirlfriend
— Riddhi Dhebri (@RiddhiDhebri) August 5, 2014
#HalfGirlfriend~ Is this about an incest? Half g/f half cousin/sis/mami/chachi..Or my dirty minds' giving me weird ideas?
— Mallvika Singh (@Miss_Trust_Ful) August 5, 2014
Just checked TOI.. Why is there a full front page ad for #HalfGirlfriend? Would have made sense to have half page..
— Gowrav Shenoy (@gshny) August 5, 2014
Masaba Gupta, one of the test readers for the book gave a positive feedback and asks her followers to wait till October.
The book can be pre-ordered on Flipkart.