Chetan Bhagat slammed with defamation suit

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Mumbai: The popular author of ‘Half Girlfriend’ was slapped with a defamation suit by Dumraon’s royal family for depicting a male member of their family as ‘Drunkards’ and ‘Gamblers’. The defamation suit of 1 crore was made against the author by the family hailed from Bihar.

The author claims his novel ‘Half Girlfriend’ has nothing to do with the kingdom of Dumraon. ‘I do not even knew them and was not aware of their existence. I came to know about these people after the book came out,’ Bhagat confirmed. The novelist is known for his fictional book ‘2 states’, ‘Revolution 20/20’, ‘Three Mistakes from my life.’   It is to be claimed that the book portrays male members of the royal family as drunkards and gamblers. “The Delhi High Court has issued summons to Bhagat and Rupa Publications to appear before it on May 1, either in person or by a pleader,” says reports. However, Half Girlfriend reveals the story of a Bihari boy who falls in love with a girl from upper class society.

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