Yami Gautam To​ Join Shahid Kapoor In Toilet Ek Prem Katha Director’s  Film On Power Theft

    Director Shree Narayan Singh is grinning from  year to year. Last year he scored bull’s eye with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. This year he has his eyes and eart  set on another  socially-relevant  film on power theft in  a snall town  of Uttar Pradesh . The film titled Batti Gul Meter Chalu, will feature Shahid Kapoor as a smalltown power thief…you know those guys with the ladders  who sneak up electricity poles and  connect wires illegally  into homes and business premises?

    Interestingly Yami Gautam has  just been signed on to play  a lawyer who defends  Shahid Kapoor 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  in Batti Gul Meter Down.

    Shahid’s immediate co-star in Batti Gul is the down-and-out ShradhaKapoor. She beat Katrina Kaif to playing his wife  on the scale of rusticity.Katrina  just didn’t make  the cut a  smalltown UP housewife  the kind who walks around in a crumpled cotton  housecoat all day  in  their pokey little home. Shradha on the other hand, convinced the director and producer Prernaa Arora  by dressing up and speaking in the rural  dialect.

    Shradha who hasn’t had a  hit in while has also agreed to take  a pay-cut to  re-unite with her Haidar co-star.