KriArj Entertainment’s next collaboration with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha director, Shree Narayan Singh, has been a subject of heated discussion ever since the film was announced. While Shahid Kapoor has been signed as the lead in the socially relevant drama, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, there has been ample speculation around the actress to be cast opposite Shahid Kapoor in the film.
Though several names are being thrown around, official sources clarify that contrary to rumors, the leading lady is yet to be finalized.
Putting an end to the speculation says producer Prernaa Arora, “Batti Gul Meter Chalu is still in its scripting stage and the casting is underway. No one has replaced anyone here. Katrina Kaif was the first choice for the role and we have been in discussions. Like any project, this one too has to take into consideration several factors including artist dates and other logistics that need to be worked out. We also have other top leading actresses in mind as Batti Gul Meter Chalu will need powerful actors. So far no narration has been given ..we are still in the process of finalizing the name and are going step by step. Ultimately the director best decides who suits the character and we will announce our leading lady in the first week of December once things are locked.”
Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a lighthearted but impactful social drama that every Indian citizen will relate to. The film is scheduled to release nationwide on August 31st, 2018.