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Even when Batti Gul Meter Chalu shooting got stalled, Shahid continued prepping for the songs

The two songs that actor Shahid Kapoor had been rehearsing for, are fun and peppy. He along with his co-star from the film, Shradhha Kapoor, will shoot both the numbers.

bollywood Updated: Jun 03, 2018 16:56 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Shahid Kapoor,Batti Gul Meter Chalu,Shradhha Kapoor
Actor Shahid Kapoor to shoot for two peppy numbers for Batti Gul Meter Chalu.

Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu has been going through a rough patch for quite some time but that hasn’t deterred actor Shahid Kapoor, the film’s lead actor, from keeping up the momentum. The actor has continued to prep for the project, even when the shoot got stalled in April, owning to producer Prernaa Arora’s failure to pay crew wages.

Filmmaker Bhushan Kumar has taken the film under his wings and now and his production house has moved to court over receiving final injunction from Prernaa. Meanwhile, writers of the film, Sidharth Singh and Garima Wahal, have accused Shree for copyright infringement

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But, reportedly, they have resolved it. The film is finally back on track since end of last month. However, amidst these controversies, Shahid has been rehearsing for two songs for the
film, the audio of which were recorded earlier this year.

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And, Shahid was always hopeful that everything will be resolved, soon. “Though shooting got stalled, Shahid didn’t waste time. He was rehearsing for two songs of the film. Now that they have resumed work, the actor will shoot for the tracks with Shradhha Kapoor. Both the songs are youth-based, peppy and fun numbers,” says a source.

Being a trained dancer, Shahid has also improvised a few steps during their practice sessions. “Everyone knows about Shahid’s passion for dance. So when they were rehearsing, he improvised and some steps that he has been retained in the songs,” adds the source.

Shraddha and Shahid will be shooting the drama around Tehri and Dehradun till mid-June. The next and final schedule for the film will be in Mumbai, where actor Yami Gautam will join the team. Yami, who plays the role of a lawyer in the film has already started doing the rounds of court sessions to prepare for her role.

Talking about his character in the film, Shahid had earlier told Mumbai Mirror, “It sounds cool but it’s very difficult to pull off. My character is a small-town lawyer, a regular bloke who fights for an issue with which so many people in our country are grappling — power cuts and outrageously high electricity bills.”

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First Published: Jun 03, 2018 16:56 IST