Shahid-Shraddha ditch hotels for ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ shoot


For their upcoming film, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu,’ Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor have ditched the luxury of five star hotels by instead opting for home stays in Tehri, Uttarakhand – where the film is currently being shot.

A source close to the production revealed that the cast and crew, including Shahid, Shraddha and director Shree Narayan Singh, are currently staying in 10 houses that had been chosen by the producers ahead of the shoot, reports Mid-Day.

The source said, “The producers toyed with the idea of five-star stay initially, but realised that the closest ones are in Dehradun. The conveyance would have been a hassle since the location is a three-hour-plus drive from Dehradun. That’s when Shahid and the producers decided to opt for home stay. When they suggested the idea to Shraddha, she instantly agreed.”

Besides it being a practical option, Shahid also felt that a home stay would prove to be insightful for his Uttarakhand-based lawyer act in the drama about power theft. “Shahid opined that staying close to the locals would help Shraddha and him pick up their dialect, which would lend an air of authenticity to their characters,” the source said.

Shahid also had shot in a similar set-up for ‘Rangoon’ (2017). As the crew was filming in a remote location of Arunachal Pradesh, the stars stayed in makeshift cottages during the three-week schedule.

‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ releases later this year.

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