For years they’ve been missing the opportunity to work together. But finally now Shahid Kapoor and Katrina Kaif will work together in Toilet: EkPrem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh’s next Batti Gul Meter Chalu.
The pair has missed being together for years now. Katrina was offered Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero and Vikas Behl’s Shaandaar opposite Shahid. Both the times Katrina opted out citing a date problem.
Apparently Shahid had told mutual friends he felt Katrina was deliberately avoiding working with him.
“So this time although Katrina again had a date issue she decided do Shree Narayan Singh’s film, come what may, more so because it gives her a chance to play a smalltown girl . She will brush up her Hindi to sound convincing.”
Apparently producer Prernaa Arora was keen to bring the Shahid-Katrina combo on screen. While refusing to comment on the leading in Batti Gul Meter Chalu she did say, “It’s important to hold audiences’ attention with interesting and untried permutations and combinations. In our production Fanney Khan we Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with Rajkummar Rao.In Kedarnath we introduce Sara Ali Khan opposite Sushant Singh Rajput.So it’s always a pleasure for the audience to watch pairs they haven’t seen before.”
Katrina has apparently beaten Shradha Kapoor and Bhumi Pedneker to grab the role opposite Shahid Kapoor in Batti Gul Meter Chalu.