Shahid Kapoor Used To Handle The Pressure Of Paying Bills

Author |Sep 18, 2018

Shahid Kapoor is all set to entertain his fans with his next film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which is a social comedy. The movie focuses on the issue of electricity in small cities. In a recent...

After the massive success of Stree, Shahid Kapoor’s fan must be excited to hear that he is going to come back in a brand new social comedy, Batti Gul Meter Chalu. The movie is a story about the electric issue in a small city. The actor revealed that it was his wife Mira who convinced him to sign the movie.

When being asked about challenges from having a second child, Shahid replied: “You will crash the car if you keep looking into the rear view mirror”.

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Electric Bills Used To Put Pressure On Shahid

Opening up about why he chose this movie, Shahid told the story of his youth which quite relates to the movie. As he was only around 20, Shahid had a middle-class life in a rented house didn't own a car. Life was quite tough for the young artist at that point of time. “It was a lot of pressure every time the bills came”, said Shahid. He himself used to go to offices of companies to fight for bills. These issues were perfectly addressed in the movie that Shahid decided to join in.

The message conveyed in the movie is about the way people should use electric. According to Shahid, a large part of electric is sent to metro and big cities but people do not use it with full responsibility. Meanwhile, people living in small city and remote area do not have full access to electricity. So the main problem is not about how much electricity we are producing but where is it going.

Shahid's Wife Recognized An Serious Issue In The Movie Script

The initial script sent to him was a bit different from the final one. It was his wife Mira who read it first and detected a serious issue of the movie. The script was remade later and attracted a fair share of controversy. Mira was so excited to the movie and told Shahid not to let the film go for whatever the case be. He himself also feel the same.

The movie takes place in a small town in Uttarakhand where people have to compete for fuel. The movie has featured of Shahid, Divyendu and Shraddha as close friends from childhood. When it comes to marriage, Lalita decides to pick one of two friends as her husband. It is promising to be a funny yet social centered film.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu release will be on this September, 22nd.


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