Katrina Kaif, who was going through a career low as some of her highly anticipated films flopped in a row, has bounced back in the reckoning after the earth-shattering success of her latest release, Tiger Zinda Hai, also starring Salman Khan. The Fitoor actress will next be seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, the upcoming directorial of Toilet Ek Prem Katha fame Shree Narayan Singh.

The social-drama film features Shahid Kapoor as the male lead. In the past, Katrina was approached for films like Phata Poster Nikla Hero and Shaandaar, but due to her jam-packed schedule, she could not sign those projects and missed out on the opportunity to work with Shahid Kapoor twice.

But now, Katrina is set to work with the Padmavati actor for the first time in her career. The actress will play a village belle in the movie and in order to do full justice to her character, the actress will brush up her Hindi.

“So this time, although Katrina again had a date issue, she decided to do Narayan’s film, more so because it gives her a chance to play a small-town girl. She will brush up her Hindi to sound convincing,” reveals Shahid Kapoor.

Produced by KriArj Entertainment, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is expected to mount floors early next year.