Tiger Zinda Hai actress Katrina Kaif to work with Padmavati star Shahid Kapoor for the first time in her career. They are to be a part of Batti Gul Meter Chalu , which is a film directed by Shree Narayan Singh. Narayan directed Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Padnekar in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which turned out to be a winner on the box office as well as a critic’s darling. Katrina and Shahid were suppose to work together in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero but due to date issues she could not. There were certain apprehensions of her doing this film as there still were date issues but in order to sign a different film, she is doing the role now.
Katrina has won this role from Bhumi, who was earlier going to this but Narayan decided to cast Katrina as the female lead. Character in this film belongs to a small city and speaks Hindi in an accent hence Katrina had reservations playing the part but in the end that’s what excited to opt for the film. Like Toilet, this is also going to be an issue based film discussing electricity problem in the country and how people steal electricity from the wire in order to not pay the bill.
It will be a very different role for Shahid as he has never done an out and out issue based film and neither has Katrina. Katrina’s Tiger Zinda Hai is running huge in the cinema theaters and has become the 2nd highest grossing film of the year after Baahubali. Despite of this film being a Salman Khan star vehicle, Katrina is being praised for her intense portrayal of a spy and also for deadly action sequences mostly performed by her. Batti Gul Meter Chalu has not started shooting yet and hence it will be sometime before we catch these 2 in action together.