- "Wish soon electricity will be a right and not a privilege," wrote Shahid
- Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a story of fight against power companies
- Batti Gul Meter Chalu is directed by Shree Narayan Singh
Presenting Batti Gul Meter Chalu.
Of casting Shahid in the film, Mr Singh earlier told news agency PTI, "With films like Kaminey, Jab We Met, Haider and Udta Punjab, Shahid Kapoor has definitely proved his mettle as an actor. Having said that, his star presence is undeniable and I look forward to working with him."
mid-day reported that Katrina Kaif is in talks to star opposite Shahid in the film. "The creative team loved the fresh pairing of Shahid and Katrina. She is in Los Angeles to apparently chart out her debut in Hollywood. Once she returns, she is expected to sign on the dotted line after finalising the dates and remuneration," said a source.
Shahid Kapoor's next release is Padmavati, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The period drama is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Shahid as Ratan Singh, Deepika as Rani Padmini of Chittor and Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji. Padmavati releases on December 1.