Mumbai: Author Chetan Bhagat, who has penned the screenplay of Salman Khan-starrer “Kick”, finds that the film industry suffers a dearth of good scripts and writers.
“There are talented people in this industry. We have some good writers here. I feel there are some movies being made out of books, and there are movies which are also fresh. But there’s definitely a shortage of writers and good scripts,” Bhagat said.
“You can’t order a good script and buy it…there is a big supply issue,” he added.
Four of Bhagat’s books have been made into films.
His bestselling novel “2 States: The Story Of My Marriage” was recently made starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, and it struck the right chords with the masses.
Two others managed to paint a successful box office story – “3 idiots” (based on “Five Point Someone”) and “Kai Po Che!” (based on “The 3 Mistakes Of My Life”), while “Hello”, inspired by his “One Night @ the Call Center” did not get a great reception.