For Yami, this is the one opportunity to escape her pretty lovergirl image. She has no romantic interest in Shahid in Batti Gul Meter Down.
Director Shree Narayan Singh is grinning from ear to ear. Last year, he scored a bullseye with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. This year, he has his heart set on another socially relevant film on power theft in a small town in Uttar Pradesh. The film, titled Batti Gul Meter Chalu, will feature Shahid Kapoor as a small-town power thief.
Interestingly, Yami Gautam has just been signed on to play a lawyer who defends Shahid in the power-theft case. For Yami, this is the one opportunity to escape her pretty lovergirl image. She has no romantic interest in Shahid’s role in Batti Gul Meter Down.
Shahid’s immediate co-star in Batti Gul is Shraddha Kapoor. She beat Katrina Kaif for this part since she is better suited to the role. The Haider actress, who hasn’t had a hit in while, has also agreed to take a pay cut.