The daddy cool Shahid Kapoor, who is currently enjoying the arrival of his new born Zain Kapoor, is awaiting the release of his film Batti Gul Meter Chalu. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Divyendu Sharma. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is slated to release on September 21, 2018.
Shahid’s last release Padmaavat faced a lot of hurdles before hitting the theatres. But as we expected it to be, it became a successful affair for the whole team after several controversies.
Despite Padmaavat was a multi starrer, Shahid’s performance was quite praised by the audiences and critics. The film went on to collect a whopping amount of 300.26 crores becoming Shahid’s highest grossing film of all time. Padmaavat is followed by Shahid’s R…Rajkumar (64.00 crores) and Udta Punjab (59.60 crores). By looking at the current buzz of Batti Gul Meter Chalu, it can definitely surpass the lifetime collections of two films in the top 3 except Padmaavat. One has to see if it becomes Shahid’s first 100 crore film as a solo hero film. The film is releasing on the occasion of Muharram and it is a partial holiday in some parts of the country. This might help the film to do well at the box office.
|R... Rajkumar||2013||64.00 crores|
|Udta Punjab||2016||59.60 crores|
|Phata Poster Nikhla Hero||2013||37.85 crores|
|Batti Gul Meter Chalu||2018||37.26 crores*|
|Badmaash Company||2010||36.00 crores|
Apart from releasing on a public holiday, what is more important is the positive word of mouth. If the WOM is good, audiences will go to the theatres to watch the film. Being Shree Narayan Singh the director of the film, the makers have an added advantage as his last film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha too did well commercially and critically.