Raj Kumar Gupta to direct the adaptation which is currently being scripted.

Disney UTV has signed up Raj Kumar Gupta to direct an adaptation of Revolution 2020, written by best-selling novelist Chetan Bhagat.

Bhagat’s previous novels include Five Point Someone, on which Hindi smash hit 3 Idiots was loosely based, and The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, which Disney UTV adapted as Kai Po Che!

One of Bollywood’s new generation filmmakers, Raj Kumar Gupta has previously directed films such as Aamir, No One Killed Jessica and Ghanchakkar for Disney UTV.

Published in 2011, Revolution 2020 is one of the best-selling novels in the history of Indian publishing with a million and a half copies sold. Bhagat describes it as “an intense love story, against the backdrop of corruption in the education sector, which exists and affects millions of youth across the country”.

The adaptation is currently being scripted and is expected to start shooting in mid-2014.