Shahid Kapoor: ‘BGMC’ is about an issue, ‘Padmaavat’ had become an issue
Shahid Kapoor, who is currently busy with the promotions of his next movie, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ revealed the kind of responses he is getting for his film directed by Shree Narayan Singh. In a recent chat with DNA, the ‘Udta Punjab’ actor got candid about ‘BGMC’ and his choice of films.
Talking about ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ which also features Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam, Shahid said, “BGMC’ is the kind of movie that is significant to people who live beyond Mumbai. So, the reaction of those around me isn’t relevant. The reason we made this film is that there is a certain section of the junta beyond your regular metropolis, who face a shortage of electricity. When I met director Shree Narayan Singh, I learnt from him that he comes from that world and is familiar with the real issues that people in such places face. So, he’s able to tell stories in a realistic manner.”
His upcoming drama sheds light on the electricity theft issue. Earlier, Shasha has featured in films like ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Haider’, which focused on the social issues too. So when the actor was asked whether tackling issues through films is becoming a way of life for him, he stated, “I closely felt the world the film is set in. I’ve done two movies that are real and rooted. ‘Haider’, which was set in a conflicted state like Kashmir, was about a person’s emotions and the issues that he grapples with, though the core was Shakespearean. Then, ‘Udta Punjab’ was about the drug problem in Punjab. Both films gave me immense love from the people we made them for because we told their stories without fictionalising them.”
The actor went on to add, “‘BGMC’ is about an issue, ‘Padmaavat’ had become an issue.”
Well, we second Shahid’s point as the film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali had created a lot of ruckus all over the country.
‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is bankrolled by T-Series and is set to hit the silver screens on September 21, 2018.