After emerging as a winner in the ‘race’ to be Prabhas’ leading lady in ‘Saaho’, Shraddha Kapoor has beaten names like Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and Vaani Kapoor to be the lead opposite Shahid Kapoor in ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu.’
“Shraddha was keen to come on-board because it is a career-defining role. The film is a love story at its core set in a small town. It is also socially relevant as it highlights the issues of electricity shortage that the common man faces,” producer Prernaa Arora confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror.
“Instances have been reported where even after not being at home for a better part of the month, families return to huge electricity bills. The film investigates such issues with a sarcastic undertone,” added Prernaa.
This film will be the second collaboration between Shraddha and Shahid after the critically acclaimed ‘Haider’ in 2014.
The actress plays a North Indian in the movie, a character which plays an important role in the narrative.
‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ throws light on the issues surrounding electricity in the country, with Shahid playing a lawyer in it.