Ileana D’Cruz joins Shahid Kapoor in ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’

After ‘Phatta Poster Nikla Hero’, Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz will again team up for ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’. The film will be directed by Akshay Kumar’s ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ director Shree Narayan Singh.

Ileana will play a lawyer in the film but not Shahid’s love interest. Katrina Kaif or Shraddha Kapoor will be roped in to play the female lead opposite Shahid Kapoor.

Talking about the ‘Baadshaho’ actress role, 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.”

The teaser of the flm was released on Diwali. “The subject of the film is very relevant to our times. 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,” said Shree Narayan Singh.

Shahid and Ileana have previously worked in Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' in 2013.

The film is slated for a release on August 31, 2018.