After His First 200-Plus Crore Film, Shahid’s Next Fetches Staggering Price


x While Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have earlier enjoyed 100-crore profit earners and Deepika has even been in 200-crore moolah-makers, for Shahid Kapoor the success of Padmaavat has opened  up an entirely new phase in his career.

Never  a part of  such a  spectacular success, Shahid, we are told, now plans to hike his market price.

But before that,  there is Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu which is currently being shot in Uttarakhand.

Suddenly this film based on a social cause is hot property.

Says a source close  to the project, “It’s true after Padmaavat, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is  a much bigger  project than  it was before. Distributors are  willing to pay a much higher price for a Shahid solo-starrer than they were earlier.Shahid has done many solo starrers earlier. But nothing compared to what Padmaavat has done. Batti Gul Meter Chalu is suddenly a much bigger film.”

Prernaa Arora who co-produces Batti Gul Meter Chalu is all praise for  Shahid. “We did not sign him for how saleable he was. We signed Shahid because he’s one of our finest star-actors and perfect for  the role in our film. The dedication with which he had has prepared for his role has bowled us over. We would love to work with him again.”

Has  Padaamavat made a difference?

Says Arora,  “Of course Padmaavat has  made a difference. But we would have been just as happy with our decision to work with  Shahid even if Padmaavat had not enhanced his market value.”

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