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'I Am Sorry To The Person Concerned And Most Of All To Anusha,' Says Chetan Bhagat On Allegations Of Harassing A Woman

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Author Chetan Bhagat recently admitted to the screenshots posted by a woman alleging that he had harassed her in the past.
  • In a string of screenshots posted by her, one can see persistent messages sent by the renowned author to the woman, in an attempt to 'woo' her. 

Author Chetan Bhagat recently admitted to the screenshots posted by a woman alleging that he had harassed her in the past. In a string of screenshots posted by her, one can see persistent messages sent by the renowned author to the woman, in an attempt to 'woo' her. 

Here's the tweet! 

After the news spread like wildfire on social media, Chetan Bhagat apologised to her and his wife Anusha and said "I realized I was married...I hadn't felt that kind of connection in a while. I found the person special...but I guess I erred a bit." Taking to his Facebook profile, he penned down an elaborative post justifying the scenario at that time and admitted to the claims of harassment made on him by the woman. 

Here's what he said:

Dear All,

I would like to make a couple of points about the screenshots that someone has shared just a couple of hours ago. It has taken me this much time because I saw them a bit late, and then I was in a conversation with Anusha. I am telling you all whatever I told her, which to my recollection is the truth.

But first of all, I am really sorry to person concerned. The screenshots, are of course real, and I am sorry if you felt they were wrong I hope you will accept my apology.

Just in terms of more information, these screenshots are several years old, and I had met the person in question a couple of times. We hit it off really well as a friendship, and as I say in the screenshots, I did feel a strong connection with her. I did find her a good human being, sweet, cute and funny (as I also say in the screenshots).

As I also say in the screenshots, I realized I was married and this was not about looking for any action. I just had not felt that kind of connection in a while. Maybe I was going through a phase, maybe these things just happen, or maybe I felt the person felt the same too based on our conversations (which I don’t need to repeat here). However, it was stupid of me, to feel that way and to even share that with her. I just told Anusha about it as well, and apologized to her for doing the same. I should have had better judgement, but I guess I erred a bit there. Maybe I misread the friendliness. Also, I am not completely sure because it was long ago, but the ‘wooing’ bit may have come from a conversation we had about how nobody woos anyone anymore and how sometimes one misses being wooed. My new book then was also about women (One Indian Girl) and we also discussed wooing and relationships in that context.

Also, I also want to clarify that there never was was nothing physical, no lewd pictures or words that were ever exchanged. I think I deleted the person’s number soon thereafter and we haven’t been in touch for years.

We do feel certain things sometimes, and I did too. I found this person special, and different from all others I had met. I shouldn’t have, and maybe I shouldn’t have shared it with that person in a private conversation either.

Once again, I am sorry to the person concerned, and of course most of all to Anusha. I hope you can forgive me.

For everyone’s information, am running this response past Anusha first, to ensure she is okay with it.

Regards,
Chetan

Just a few days back, popular author Chetan Bhagat poured his heart out on social media announcing the release date of his upcoming book titled 'The Girl In Room 105'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My new book is called The Girl in Room 105. Click link in bio to see the trailer!

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The book 'The Girl in Room 105: An Unlove story' will hit the stands on October 9, while the book is already available for pre-order online. 

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