After ‘Padmavati’, Shahid Kapoor will next be seen in Shree Narayan Singh’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ which is said to be satirical-comedy. While Shahid is roped in to play the male lead, there have been a lot of reports about who will be seen opposite the actor in the movie. Well, a report in Mumbai Mirror confirms that Ileana D’Cruz has been approached to star in the movie. However, the actress won’t be seen opposite Shahid in the film.
Reportedly, Shahid plays the role of a lawyer in the film and Ileana has also been approached to play a lawyer in the movie. Producer Prernaa Arora stated, “We have only spoken to Ileana so far. It is a strong role of a lawyer with intense scenes and we are casting now.”
While Ileana will be seen playing a pivotal role in the movie, it is said that Katrina Kaif or Shraddha Kapoor will be seen opposite Shahid in the movie. There were also reports of Anushka Sharma being approached for the film, but the reports turned out to be untrue. (Also Read: Batti Gul Meter Chalu: Shahid Kapoor heads to court for his next)
Shree Narayan Singh tasted success this year with ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ which was also a satirical-comedy. The film starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar turned out to be a super hit at the box office.
Well, with Ileana, Shahid have earlier worked in ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’, and with Shraddha too the actor has shared screen space in ‘Haider’. However, if Katrina is roped in for the movie, then it will be for the first time that Shahid will be seen in a film with the actress.
We are sure fans of Shahid and Katrina will be keen to see them together on the big screen.
The shooting of ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ kickstarts in January next year.