When it comes to preparing for a role far fetched from one’s own surroundings, it’s not unknown for actors to do a bit of research on the character and where they are from in order to get into the crux of it. However, it seems the cast and crew from ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ took one step further and became a part of the Tehri community, where the film is shot, in order to make their characters more believable.
According to Times of India, director Shree Narayan Singh and lead actors Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor lerned to Garhwali language spoke to the locals and shopped in the markets in order to gain a better understanding of the community and how they live. The actors would also take regular trips to go sightseeing and familiarise themselves with the local town and neighbouring areas.
Reflecting on the subject of electricity in towns and villages, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ also stars Yami Gautam and Divyendu Sharma. The film is set to hit the big screens on 21st September.