Batti Gul Meter Chalu: Shahid Kapoor's next is based on issue of high electricity bills in India

The teaser of Shahid Kapoor-starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which deals with escalating electricity bills in India, was launched on the eve of Diwali - the festival of lights.

PTI October 22, 2017 10:00:49 IST
Batti Gul Meter Chalu: Shahid Kapoor's next is based on issue of high electricity bills in India

Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor's next film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, is about escalating electricity bills and has a social message, its director said.

The film's teaser was released on Diwali.

"The subject of the film is very relevant to our times. Diwali makes it just the right occasion for us to shed light on a subject that needs to be discussed. We look forward to making a film that is both commercially entertaining and encourages a social conversation," director Shree Narayan Singh said in a statement.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu Shahid Kapoors next is based on issue of high electricity bills in India

Still from the teaser of Batti Gul Meter Chalu (left); Shahid Kapoor (right). Images via Facebook

Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a light-hearted social drama, and since it is based on the issue of astronomical electricity bills that citizens face, the makers thought it was ideal to launch the title and teaser on the festival of lights, a press release issued in Mumbai said.

"Let's celebrate the festival of light with the hope that soon electricity will be a right and not a privilege for all," Shahid tweeted, along with a video revealing the title.

The film is produced by T-Series and KriArj Entertainment, conceptualised by Vipul Rawal and the story, screenplay and dialogues have been written by Garima and Siddharth.

There were rumours that the Shahid Kapoor-starrer was titled Roshni. The casting of the film is underway, and the makers will also soon announce the name of the leading lady.

Shahid will be seen next in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. Singh's most recent project was Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which starred Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar.

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