Bollywood’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ a copy of Lollywood’s ‘Actor in Law’

The trailer for Batti Gul Meter Chalu, is scheduled for release on September 21st, 2018. The film, stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor as well as Divyendu Sharma and Yami Gautam. 

Shahid is a cheerful and carefree advocate, but his life changes completely when his friend (Sharma) commits suicide under the pressure of paying a hefty amount of Rs1.5 lakh as his electricity bill. From that moment, the sole purpose of his life is to seek justice for his friend.

The makers of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha have, it seems, ventured into another social issue faced by common Indians, largely because of the success of their previous film.

Shahid is clearly following in the footsteps of Akshay Kumar, who has rightly received both commercial and critical success because of his films dealing with real and serious issues faced by India specifically.

However, apart from Shahid’s presence and the grave issue the film is centred upon, another reason the film’s trailer has been in the news is due to some similarity with the 2016 Pakistani film Actor In Law, which was directed and produced by Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza respectively.