Chetan Bhagat accused of sexual harassment, author apologised


After Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl, Kailash Kher and Rajat Kapoor, now author Chetan Bhagat has recently accused of sexual misconduct by a woman journalist.

Bhagat on Saturday afternoon issued an apology to the concerned woman and accepted the fact that the screenshots were real. In the post, he has written that he also apologised to his wife for his behaviour.

In the screenshots that are reportedly several years old, Bhagat is trying to ‘woo’ the said woman, who is a journalist and the author knew her in a “professional capacity”.


In his Facebook message, Chetan apologised and he also said that he put up the post after having a discussion with his wife Anusha, to whom he has been married for 20 years.

“But first of all, I am really sorry to the 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,” wrote Bhagat.

In the screenshots shared, Bhagat says “After a long time someone engaged me and could keep up with my pace of thought”. In his Facebook post he said “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.”

Checkout his full post here:

In the last few days, many renowned personalities names have come under scanner for their inappropriate behaviour towards women.