Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor's Batti Gul Meter Chalu, after all its production hassles, has finally released in a theatre near you! Now, while there is time before its fate at the box-office is sealed, the early projections show promise, thanks to the socially relevant theme the film is woven around. If you have somehow missed the memo, the Shree Narayan Singh directorial revolves around electricity theft, power outages, inflated electricity bills and faulty meters that cripple the common man in India. Also Read: Batti Gul Meter Chalu box office prediction: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam's film will collect approx Rs 5 cr on Day 1
We recently say down for a rendezvous with the entire cast of Batti Gul Meter Chalu and the premise only made more sense. In fact, Shahid even went to speak not just about the movie but how he deals with audience approval. Having gone on record about the fact that people might not like his uncouth character in the film, the star revealed that it is candidness that made him realise the same. When asked if it doesn't worry him, he said, "It works two ways. On one hand, it is important to educate the audience through whatever platform you get, about what to expect. I do believe that people not having any idea is not necessarily a good thing. They might not know everything, but they should have some perspective. Secondly, just one of these days I was doing an interview and I said it, and I realised, ‘han, I guess that’s how I felt about it all this time.’ I am candid and honest enough to put it out there. There’s nothing to hide." And we couldn't agree more.
Earlier, he had also mentioned that it was his wife Mira who had convinced him to do the film. He had told us, "She was the first one who read the script because I was shooting, and she really liked the content, felt it was relevant. She told me to address it seriously. And her conviction in it was definitely something that contributed to me reading it seriously and today here we are! She was the first person to bring it to my notice that this is an issue that should be made into the movie because it matters." So are you planning to watch the movie this weekend? Let us know, tweet to us @bollywood_life.
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