Indian author, Chetan Bhagat best known for his book “The Five Point Someone” recently took to Twitter to share a video that said “When someone tries to sell Chetan Bhagat to Chetan Bhagat”.
It so happened that the author who was traveling was approached by a hawker at a signal to sell him books. Not knowing Bhagat, when he was asked if he had any of his books he instantly replied yes and began bargaining with him to sell him his last published book.
In the video curious Bhagat is also seen asking if the “author is any good” and “if it sells” to which the hawker replies “It sells well”. The author is also asking the hawker in the video if his copy is pirated to which the hawker admits that is indeed is a copy made from print online.
Lastly surprising the young hawker, Bhagat finally revealed his identity:
This guy sold me my own book !😂 His reaction when he found out was so sweet. ♥️. I don’t support piracy (hurts me directly) but I also know it helps people like him make a living. I’d rather they sold original books at signals instead. Many do now! pic.twitter.com/UEK4gfqxVH
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 7, 2019
While some people on the internet found the interaction hilarious loved how the author had dealt with it, many also appreciated the fact that he had bought the book from the hawker and supported his effort to earn a living.
Aww u so sweet sir ❤️ but when u see piracy of ur own book. 😂😂 https://t.co/CjTmXDz0cu
— TejuSam💞 (@tejuu_sam) August 7, 2019
i admit, i smiled watching this https://t.co/l9BjIFNn6d
— Ian Woolford (@iawoolford) August 7, 2019
The best part is the smile on his face…..😀😀😀 https://t.co/FYN9MzgImG
— SHASHANK BARANWAL (@followshashank1) August 7, 2019
When Rancho turns out to be the real Phunsukh Wangdu!!
— Mimansa Shekhar (@mimansashekhar) August 7, 2019
Made my day ❤️ https://t.co/1nu1ELF8o2
— The Philosopher King (@thekkkinggg) August 7, 2019