New Delhi: Shahid Kapoor's next release after Padmavatiis Batti Gul Meter Chalu, a film directed by Shree Narayan Singh, who earlier made Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's blockbuster Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Batti Gul Meter Chalu has finally got a release date and it is scheduled to hit the screens next year on August 31, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted. Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a story of a common man's fight against power distribution companies over the huge amount of bills generated. Shahid reportedly plays the role of a lawyer, who fights the injustice. Katrina Kaif is likely to star opposite Shahid in the film.
- Batti Gul Meter Chalu is directed by Shree Narayan Singh
- Shahid reportedly plays the role of a lawyer
- Katrina Kaif is likely to star opposite Shahid
Here's Taran Adarsh's tweet.
mid-day reported that the female lead in Batti Gul Meter Chalu will portray the role of a philosopher and guide who joins Shahid in his fight against the corruption. "Katrina loved the story and is keen to collaborate with him. She has already asked her team to work out further details," a source said.
The title of the film was released on the occasion of Diwali. "Let's celebrate the festival of light with the wish that soon electricity will be a right and not a privilege for all," wrote Shahid while revealing the name.
Of casting the 36-year-old actor 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."
Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor's Padmavati, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh releases on December 1.