Shahid Kapoor, who’s gearing up for the release of his upcoming film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, spoke recently about his character and why it’s a relevant film in today’s times. “Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a film that talks about our fundamental right that is electricity. Every one has the right to afford it. The film specifically deals with the issue of very very high bills, many times inappropriate bills, meters that are not functioning properly and the consequences of all that on a common man. The character of Tripathi played by Divyendu in the film deals with this issue. I play a ‘kapatti kamina’ lawyer who happens to be his friend. He takes his case in the court because he is extremely moved and broken by what his friend does after what the electricity department does to him.”
He added, “It’s a film that is very relevant and it is the issue that is prevalent in the heartland of our country. I don’t think aam-aadmi has anywhere to go where his voice can be heard. Electricity is so essential that you can’t do without it and if you get inappropriate bill, it’s impossible to fight. This is a film that represents the issue of the aam-aadmi.”
Even in the urban and metropolitan cities, people have suffered due to the lack of electricity and and incorrect bills. Given how real and relatable the subject is, this satire should definitely strike a chord with the audiences when it releases on September 21.
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