Red Chillies Entertainment partly owned by Shahrukh Khan and Kriarj who are producers of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film might collaborate as co producers for Shahid Kapoor’s next Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Kriarj are already on board for the production as the film is their intellectual property but they are looking for a co producer to mark the money and that’s where Red Chillies comes. Shahid Kapoor has just garnered incredible market as he is lead of a gigantic film Padmaavat which is working very well on the box office which is a signal that trade will have more confidence in him.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu is directed by Toilet Ek Prem Katha fame Shree Narayan Singh, who delivered a blockbuster with Akshay and could repeat the magic if content of the film is good. This film also stars Yami Gautam and Shraddha Kapoor in important roles who are also saleable stars in their own capacity. The theme of the film is again a social issue like open defecation as it talks about stolen electricity problem in the suburban and rural part of this country which is why many parts of the nation have not been able to receive electricity at all.
Thematically anything is commercial these days if the right kind of screenplay is build around it which is engaging enough for a community viewing experience in a theater with 500 people where everybody can enjoy the catharsis at once and the film becomes screen worthy. Red Chillies and Kriarj have not worked together before and Kriarj has 2 films on release by the name of Padman and John Abraham starrer Parmanu. Shahid has also never worked before with either of the producer but if the script of the film is worthy enough to get everybody on the same page than the collaboration might actually happen.