After the super success of ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’, filmmaker Shree Narayan Singh is gearing up for his next directorial, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’. While for the leading man Shahid Kapoor has already come on board, the heroine for the film is yet to be finalized.
There were several reports about Katrina Kaif being approached to play the leading lady. Shraddha Kapoor was also in the news for the same project. But now, the director himself has denied all these speculations and has clarified that no heroine has been decided for the film yet.
However, Shree Narayan Singh admitted that he has definitely talked to Katrina, Shraddha and the others for the role. “I have met a lot of people. You know we are still at the scripting stage and till the script is not ready, how can I say who will play the role. So, the role of the leading lady in the film is really important as the film is set in a different place and has a different language. Yes, I am meeting everybody, I mean the names which have been popped up,” the filmmaker said to Pinkvilla.
‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ revolves around a common man’s fights against the power distribution companies in India. While Shahid will be playing a lawyer, the leading heroine’s character is said to be a philosopher and a guide who joins Shahid in his fight for justice.
The film with a strong social message, human values, and an inherent emotional quotient will roll early next year.