Shraddha Kapoor has officially signed on for her next film project that will see her reunite with her ‘Haider’ co-star Shahid Kapoor in filmmaker Shree Narayan Singh’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’. Both are currently in Tehri where they are shooting for the film. The lead actors are staying in houses around the locals in Tehri. They have ditched the luxuries of a hotel and have opted for homestays.
The source says, “The producers toyed with the idea of five-star stay initially, but realised that the closest ones are in Dehradun. The conveyance would have been a hassle since the location is a three-hour-plus drive from Dehradun. That’s when Shahid and the producers decided to opt for homestay. When they suggested the idea to Shraddha, she instantly agreed.”
The film also stars Yami Gautam and Shraddha Kapoor. While Yami is playing a lawyer in the film, Shraddha will be seen in her usual bubbly avatar. The shooting of Batti Gul Meter Chalu will be done across Uttarakhand in Haridwar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Mussoorie and Nainital. The film will release on August 31, 2018.
Shree Narayan Singh spilled the beans on working with Shahid and said, ”With films like Kaminey, Jab We Met, Haider and Udta Punjab, Shahid Kapoor has definitely proved his mettle as an actor. Having said that, his star presence is undeniable and I look forward to working with him.”