After his royal avatar in ‘Padmaavat’ (2018), Shahid Kapoor will be seen as a colorful, romantic youngster in Shree Narayan Singh’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’. He will be seen in a completely different boyish look, alongside Shraddha Kapoor.
Speaking to Mirror, producer Prernaa Arora said, “Shahid plays a young local boy from Uttarakhand who is a diehard romantic. The costume designer duo has been working with artisans in villages of the North Indian state and sourcing fabrics locally to ensure authenticity. Shahid will be wearing lots of bright sweaters and jackets since the story unfolds in winter. Now, all Shahid requires is a young haircut and a clean-shaven, boyish look.”
On leading lady Shraddha Kapoor’s character, Arora revealed, “She’s a bubbly girl and quite notorious in the first half of the film. Post interval, her character undergoes a transformation and with her behaviour her look will also change,”
Arora happily added that she, Singh, and writers Siddharth-Garima have been working out of Shahid’s Mumbai office, saying, “On Wednesday night, we had a reading session with chai, dinner and lots of laughter. Shahid is a terrific actor and has been spending hours every day getting each line and punctuation in his dialogue sheet right. Along with Shree, Siddharth and Garima, he has been adding his own humour to the character and constantly improvising. He’s mastered the local dialect after undergoing training since the beginning of the year.”
Filming starts in Uttarakhand on 9th February.
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