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15 Feb 2018

Post 'Padmaavat', Shahid Kapoor's career gets a massive boost

Shahid's market value is on the rise

For an actor whose previous highest grossing movie stood at a meager Rs. 68 crore to now have a Rs. 250 crore plus blockbuster to his name is quite a feat. The actor in mention here is Shahid Kapoor who took massive strides with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat'.

Now, when an actor's career trajectory gets such a hike, he suddenly becomes a hot property.

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Shahid's market value is on the rise
Shahid is all geared up for his next project


Shahid is all geared up for his next project

Shahid will be next seen in 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' to be directed by Shree Narayan Singh of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' fame.

Based on a small town's man struggle to bring down the high electricity costs, the film also features Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles. It is bankrolled by Prernaa Arora's KriArj Entertainment.

The 'Padmaavat' effect

Distributors quoting better prices for 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'

"It's true that 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' is a much bigger project now. Distributors are willing to pay a much more for a Shahid solo-starrer than they were earlier," says a news report.

Well, it was long due for Shahid who has time and again proved his mettle as an actor with films like 'Kaminey', 'Haider' and 'Udta Punjab.'

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Here's what producer Prernaa Arora has to say about Shahid

"We did not sign him for how saleable he was. We signed him 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," she said.

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