Shree Narayan SinghShahid Kapoor, who will next be seen as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film Padmavati, actress Ileana D’Cruz has had a fairly decent year with’Baadshaho’ doing great business and her track ‘Rashke Qamar’ from the same film winning hearts.
Shahid Kapoor has already been roped in for a film titled Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Speculations were rife for long that the film, directed by Shree Narayan Singh of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha fame, will see Ileana D’Cruzas the female lead.
Now as per a report in Mumbai Mirror, it is Ileana D’Cruz, who has been finalised for the role as of now. The Baadshaho actress will be reprising the role of a lawyer opposite Shahid, who plays a lawyer as well. Talking about it, Prerna Arora, who is co-producing the film with T-Series, told Mumbai Mirror, “We have only spoken to Ileana so far. It is a strong role of a lawyer with intense scenes and we are casting now.” However, the report further added that Katrina and Shraddha Kapoor remain in the queue to play Shahid’s love interest in the film.
The film’s teaser was released during Diwali this year. Singh, in a statement, revealed why the festival of lights was chosen for the teaser launch. “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,” reports PTI.
The report also adds that the film will go on the floors on 19 January next year and will be extensively shot in places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Mussoorie and Nainital. The film is slated for a release on August 31, 2018.
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