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Batti Gul Meter Chalu trailer: Starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor is about power theft

August 10th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange

The makers of Toilet Ek Prem Katha are all set to explore the issue of power theft in their next film titled Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam in the lead roles, the trailer of the film was released today.

Various documentaries were made on the subject including Katiyabaaz,  but Batti Gul Meter Chalu is the first feature film which deals with the problem of electricity theft in India. The film is set in a small town of Uttrakhand, Shree Narayan Singh has tried to bring to the fore the issue by intertwining it with friendship.batti gul meter chalu

Shahid Kapoor, an advocate by profession, is a carefree man until his friend played by actor Divyenndu Sharma commits suicide under the pressure of paying a hefty amount of Rs 1.5 lakh as his electricity bill. The traumatic loss gives a purpose to the character played by Shahid to seek justice for his friend. The story is about the responsible friend in Shahid, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. The first half of the trailer is about being careless as friends and it’s only in the second half that a story emerges and takes a path.

Sharing more about the film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu director Shree Narayan Singh said, “Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a subject close to my heart. I know the problems the interiors of the country face thanks to the fluctuations of electricity. Sidharth and Garima, who wrote Toilet Ek Prem Katha, have written this also. Bhushanji has been a huge support. Shahid, Shraddha and the entire cast has been completely involved right from the beginning. We have given it our best. The trailer is out today. I am excited and nervous.”

Produced by Bhushan Kumar under the banner of T-Series Films and Krti Pictures, the social drama is slated to release on September 21, 2018.

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