There has been much speculation around who will romance Shahid Kapoor in “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”, the upcoming directorial by Shree Narayan of “Singh of Toilet - Ek Prem Katha” fame. There was buzz that the makers were considering Katrina Kaif, Vaani Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz and Shraddha Kapoor. it is now confirmed that the latter - Shahid's “Haider” co-star -- has bagged the project.
Confirming that Shraddha will play the female lead opposite Shahid, producer Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment told Hindustan Times: “We will start shooting in February with Shahid and Shraddha. It's an interesting project and everyone in the team is looking forward to it.”
The film is expected to release in the second half of this year. Prernaa added: “It's a love story and at the same time a socially relevant film. We wanted to highlight the issues we face with electricity in our day to day lives. There is a tone of sarcasm and it's obvious from the title.”
Shraddha reportedly plays a lawyer in the film and will soon start her prep. Shahid, on the other hand, is a commoner who will be seen fighting corruption in the electricity board and other government systems, with the help of Shraddha.