METER CHALU: Shahid Kapoor Starts Shooting For Batti Gul

As Pad Man hits screens today, another ambitious project by the film’s co-producer goes on the floors. It’s Meter Chalu for Prernaa Arora’s Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor-Yami Gautam starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu...

Beaming from ear to ear, thanks to the success Padmaavat, Shahid Kapoor has reached Uttarakhand, where Batti Gul Meter Chalu will be shot.

Prernaa couldn’t be happier! With the release of Pad Man and the shoot of Batti Gul coinciding, it’s like delivering a baby and conceiving another one, all at once. It’s exhilarating!

shahid kapoor poses for a photo shoot
Shahid Kapoor Poses For A Photo Shoot

And by the way, with Pad Man, Prernaa who helms KriArj Entertainment with Arjun N Kapoor, is on her way to a hat trick. Her earlier films with Kumar – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Rustom – have been box-office wonders.

She has made strong inroads into a male dominated industry, and mind you it's not easy for a woman to manoeuvre her way through...

prernaa arora poses for a photo shoot
Prernaa Arora Of KriArj Entertainment

Coming back to Batti Gul, while Shahid has already reached Uttarakhand, Yami Gautam will roll her first sequence in March.

For now, Yami, who plays a lawyer and takes on Shahid’s character in the film is in the midst of doing some serious preps for Batti Gul. She will interact with lawyers in small towns and visit Tehsil Courts, to get a hang of the court jargon and a lawyer’s body language.

“In order to put up a tough fight against Shahid, Yami will invest 45 days in understanding how lawyers work and study their mannerisms,” a source tells Mid-Day.

While Shahid was the first actor to come on-board for Batti Gul, followed by Shraddha Kapoor, Yami is a comparatively recent addition to the cast. An addition that Batti Gul’s co-producer T-Series’ Divya Khosla, was not happy about.

But things have worked out for the best and as we speak, it’s Lights, Camera, Action for the social drama based on electricity theft in small towns.



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