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Yami Gautam Joins Team 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu', Shahid Kapoor Welcomes Her Onboard

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| January 7 , 2018 , 15:44 IST

While Shahid Kapoor's period drama helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is yet to find its official release, the charismatic actor is all ready for his upcoming social drama 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' which will focus on spreading the message that electricity should be a right and not a privilege.

The 36-year-old has already expressed his excitement for a being part of the KriAj Entertainment's upcoming film on various occasions and now another name has been added to the crew. 'Kaabil' actress Yami Gautam expressed her thrill and joy for joining the team on Twitter.

She wrote, "Super happy to commence this special journey with KriAj Entertainment on ‘ Batti Gul Meter Chalu ‘ :) Really excited for this one." Being the idol co-star and kind actor, Shahid Kapoor welcomed her on board with open arms and replied, "Great to have you on board."

From the tags added to her post by Yami, it is evident that Shraddha Kapoor, who is currently busy in shooting for Prahas' ambitious film 'Sahoo' and Sania Nehwal's biopic will also be a film of 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'. Earlier reports suggested that Katrina Kaif has also been approached for the film.

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Film's director is super-excited for working with the 'Padmavati' actor. He said, "With films like Kaminey, Jab We Met, Haider and Udta Punjab, Shahid Kapoor has definitely proved his mettle as an actor. Having said that, his star presence is undeniable and I look forward to working with him."

Renowned trade analyst, Taran Adarsh earlier confirmed that the film will hit the theatres on August 31, 2018. Helmed by 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' hitmaker Shree Narayan Singh, the film revolves around the fight of a common man against the power distribution companies over the huge amount of bills generated.