Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has announced the title of his next film which will be directed by ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ fame Shree Narayan Singh. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali today, Shahid announced that the movie which will be his next outing after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ this December, has been titled ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’.

Shahid Kapoor

The film’s title was announced through a quirky video in which the subject of the film has been clearly shown. ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is said to be a satire drama that revolves around the common man’s fight against the power distribution companies in the country that make its consumers cough up huge amounts for bills even when they are not getting uninterrupted electricity throughout the day.

Announcing the film, Shree Narayan Singh said, “I’m happy to collaborate with Prernaa and Arjun of KriArj Entertainment, the presenters of ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’. As a filmmaker, it’s a pleasure working with a dream team of producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series who always put the film first and understand everything that goes into making a memorable movie. Together we hope to make another memorable film that reaches a wide spectrum of audiences across the country.I also look forward to working with Shahid Kapoor. Someone with his talent will do complete justice to the role.”

While only Shahid has come on board so far, the buzz is that Katrina Kaif and Abhishek Bachchan are also in talks with the makers to play pivotal characters in the film.

Produced by KriArj Entertainment and T-Series, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is currently at the pre-production stage. The makers are currently doing recce for the apt locations before they officially roll the film in January next year.

Check out the title announcement video right below: