09/12/2014 5:20 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Chetan Bhagat Upset With DD News Over Half Girlfriend Remark On Twitter

To go with India-Bollywood-film-literature,FEATURE by Udita JhunjhunwalaIn this photograph taken on July 17, 2014, Indian author Chetan Bhagat poses at his residence in Mumbai. An Indian investment banker turned wildly successful novelist is taking a career turn in Bollywood, with a screenplay he says will tackle social issues in the same vein as the books that made him a youth icon. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

A well timed apology by a national broadcaster today stopped a Twitter spat from escalating between India’s top selling author Chetan Bhagat who took offense to a tweet by DD News Hindi he claimed ‘mocked his work’. The handle referred to his latest book 'Half Girlfriend' disparagingly and was later forced to retract.

The DD Hindi News tweet that sparked Bhagat’s outrage.

Bhagat responded with a tweet of his own questioning the need for a national broadcaster to target him.

DD News Hindi apologised soon after.

And Bhagat accepted DD's apology.

As usual, the rest of Twitter had something to say.