BY ANUJ RADIA
Shahid Kapoor will be back on the silver screen with his upcoming social drama Batti Gul Meter Chalu. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles. The team is currently wrapping up the shoot, and are filming the climax in Mumbai.
Shahid plays a lawyer in Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Recently, while shooting a courtroom scene, the actor had to deliver a three and a half minute monologue. He nailed the performance and left everyone amazed on the sets. A source from the sets told DNA, “Shahid had to deliver a three-and-a-half-minute monologue and the crew had dedicated an entire day for it. Everyone was shocked when he finished the scene in just one take.”
The source added, “The monologue in Batti is even longer than the one that Shahid had performed for Haider. He rehearsed his dialogues during his break. When he came on the sets, he discussed the shot with director Shree Narayan Singh and delivered a cracker of a scene.”
He further said, “Shree, Shraddha, Yami and the entire crew present on the sets started clapping for him.”
When Shree was contacted to know more about the scene, he said, “Even if I don’t put any background music in the scene, audiences will still cry watching it. Everybody on the set had become emotional while seeing him perform. I haven’t worked with many actors, but Shahid is brilliant. We have become good friends. We are teaming up again for a thriller set in UP.”
Shahid Kapoor delivered the biggest hit of his career earlier this year. He played the role of Rawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum-opus Padmaavat. Padmaavat became Shahid’s first film to enter the 100 crore club. The film also starred Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles.