As his list of versatility grows, Shahid Kapoor will next be seen in another out of the box character in Shree Narayan Singh’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’. Having caught up with the media recently, the actor explained a little bit about what to expect from his role.
“It is diametrically opposite to what I played in ‘Padmaavat’ (2017). Sushil Kumar Pant, my character, has verbal diarrhea. He is completely immoral and has no values,” DNA India reports Kapoor stating.
The film addresses the social issues that reflect rural places in India, where the people are known to steal electricity. Having shot in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal district where these things are in actual fact a reality, Kapoor added, “There are many such issues that people face in those areas and we have addressed these in the film.”
Speaking about his career now, in comparison to how it was when he first started, the actor expressed he did find it difficult at first to shake off the chocolate bot stereotype that everyone saw him in. “I have always tried to get good and versatile roles. I wanted to show my versatility. But nobody used to offer me such scripts. They used to think that I am only suitable for chocolate boy and college student roles. There were no other options,” he said.
He went on to express, “It’s been 15 years since I have been working in the industry and after much hard work, now I am being offered diverse roles. It’s been a long journey and I have made a lot of effort. Today, I feel very fortunate that people also think of me as an actor who plays a variety of characters.”
Set to release this weekend, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma, and Yami Gautam.