Batti Gul Meter Chalu starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam is open to audience jurisdiction, as we speak. The film that released this Friday is yet to deal with the fateful Monday and while there is time before the fate is sealed, the Shree Narayan Singh directorial has word of mouth slanting numbers for it at the box-office for more reasons than just one.
But more on those struggles later. It's time to revisit some struggles that the actors faced during shooting and (good for you) in their own words. In an exclusive chat with us, Shahid and Shraddha opened up about the drill of getting the dialect Kumaoni right for the film and it wasn't a cake walk. Shraddha recounted, "A lot of preparation went into it. A lot of research which our writers did extensively. Through their expert guidance and by doing numerous readings we have tried to speak in the way and hopefully, it is convincing. It’s got a very sweet rhythm to it, a sing-songey way which is very endearing. We did have our own struggle with it. [sic]"
Even Shahid echoed her sentiments and said, "It can’t be easy, it’s not your mother tongue. It’s completely Hindi so in terms of communication and understanding, there was never a problem (like) ‘Yaar yeh kya bol raha hai?’ ‘Yeh kaise bol raha hai?’ was a big question. We spent a lot of time trying to get the ‘Kaise’ right. And like she said, the sing-songness is there in it. Kya hota who sing-songness bahut galat bhi ja sakta hai toh we needed to get that right. And I think we have.[sic]"
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