After his portrayal of the Maharawal Ratan Singh in the much-controversial film Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor has signed for his next film already. The film titled Batti Gul Meter Chalu will be directed by Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh. Earlier there were rumours that Katrina Kaif was also to be cast in the film, however, Shahid Kapoor did not want to act opposite the actress. Also Read - Siddhant Chaturvedi On Working With Deepika Padukone: I Am Living Out Of A Dream In Every Possible Way

Putting an end to those rumours, Shahid has responded in a simple two-word tweet via his social media handle. On Friday evening, the Udta Punjab actor quashed these rumours in his tweet which read: “Total rubbish. ” Here’s his tweet: Also Read - Katrina Kaif Oozes Sunshine in a Rainbow Swimsuit While She Poses With Serene Landscape in The Backdrop

Upon being contacted for the same, the film’s director Shree Narayan Singh, even he denied these rumours. Singh told Pinkvilla, “This is absolutely untrue I do not even understand where this is coming from why would Shahid be unhappy? Firstly Shahid does not interfere with the creatives and casting, secondly, We are yet to take a call on this. Myself and Prerna – producer will take a joint call very soon. Regards to Katrina or any actor, it is the director’s call and Shahid equally supports this. To sum it up Shahid has no reservations at all if Katrina is on board, in fact, he will be glad to have her on the film. It’s better not to speculate things like this.” ALSO READ: Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput, Sussanne Khan Make Heads Turn At Gaurav Gupta’s Bash – See Pics

The film’s teaser was released on Diwali. “The subject of the film is very relevant to our times. Diwali makes it just the right occasion for us to shed light on a subject that needs to be discussed. We look forward to making a film that is both commercially entertaining and encourages a social conversation,” said Shree Narayan Singh. The film is slated for a release on August 31, 2018.