There has been much speculation surrounding the casting of the second female lead for the Shahid Kapoor starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Shraddha Kapoor, who has worked opposite Shahid already once in the Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider. There were strong rumours suggesting that Katrina Kaif is set to be cast opposite Shahid as the second female lead, but the Padmavati star is unwilling to star opposite the Tiger Zinda Hai actress. However, Shahid trashed those reports with a tweet later. And now putting to bed the saga, the actress to be cast as the second female lead is confirmed in Yami Gautam.
Yami took to post from her Twitter handle to announce her coming onboard. She wrote, “Super happy to commence this special journey with @kriarj on ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ Really excited for this one #Prerna #Shree @shahidkapoor @ShraddhaKapoor (sic).” Responding to her tweet, Shahid wrote in a tweet:” Great to have you on board. 👍👍” ALSO READ:
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Katrina Kaif was strongly linked with the film, however, rumours suggest that the actress cited date issues for not being able to take up the role. The film will be directed by Akshay Kumar’s 2017 hit Toilet: Ek Prem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh. The film will be a quirky comedy based on the common man’s struggles against power distribution companies and its ill practices of making the consumers cough up excessive amounts of money. The film is scheduled to release on August 31, 2018.