Filmmaker Shri Narayan Singh who hit gold with his directorial debut Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, is set with his next venture Batti Gul Meter Chalu starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. His first stint was a great success and garnered applause for sending out a strong message. But not just that, it raked in great money too. Ask him about it. He will laugh and tell you, 'but it all went to the producer.'
In a conversation with the press, he was asked how life has changed after his super hit directorial debut. "Then also, I used to stay on rent. I still do," he chuckles. And why so?
"I really don’t like taking such tensions. If I did, I’d have my own bungalow by the time I was working on TV. These days, TV editors have bungalows. In some corner of Bombay, they’ve bought a house. But I didn’t work how they do. I have my own terms and conditions. I won’t do just anything. My daughter has to go to Linking Road every day. I stay in Goregaon. She travels every morning and would take two hours to come back in the evening. She’d sleep in the car. But I can’t afford to shift to Bandra and pay a lakh as rent," he says with a straight face.
Now that's some honesty!
On another note, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is set to release on 21st September. Here's wishing it becomes another smashing success!