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Shahid Kapoor is brushing up his Garhwali accent for his next film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’!

Shahid Kapoor is brushing up his Garhwali accent for his next film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’!

Shahid Kapoor hires a coach to learn Garhwali (local language of Uttarakhand) for his upcoming film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’.

By BollywoodMDB Team - January 23, 2018

For the last few years, Shahid Kapoor has emerged as a big film actor. His films ‘Haider’ and ‘Udta Punjab’ have completely redefined his personality and now, he is regarded as one of the finest actors of the current time. His about to release film ‘Padmaavat’ is talks of the town for a long time now but looks like Shahid is done with Bhansali’s film and is completely focusing on Shree Narayan Singh’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’. In the film, Shahid who plays a local from Uttarakhand is leaving no stone unturned to ensure authenticity in his portrayal. The actor known to follow a method in the madness of Bollywood’s filmmaking has immersed himself completely in the process of getting into character going as far as to hire a language coach from Uttarakhand.

Shahid Kapoor is brushing up his Garhwali accent for his next film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’!
Shahid Kapoor

Shahid’s dedication to getting into character has left producer Prernaa Arora speechless. “I’ve very rarely seen such passion and dedication in any actor. Shahid Kapoor is completely involved in getting his character right. He is getting the clothes, the body language and the spoken language right. He has hired a coach to learn the local language. It’s very inspiring for a relatively new producer like me to work with an actor so focused. I am enjoying the experience of working with Shahid Kapoor.”

Batti Gul Meter Chalu’, which will highlight the shortage of electricity in rural areas, will hit the floors in the first week of February and will finish shooting by April 2018. The film will be shot in a start-to-finish schedule in Rishikesh, Tehri, Haridwar, Mussoorie and Nainital. It is slated to release on August 31, 2018.