Yami Gautam would have never imagined that growing up in Himachal Pradesh and facing electricity issues such as load-shedding and inflated bills would come in handy in her movie career ever.

Yami, who is all geared up for the release of her upcoming film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu‘, says her first-hand experience with electricity issues while growing up in Himachal Pradesh led her to be a part of this film.

“Growing up in a small town, I have seen first-hand the kind of problems the people living there face. So when a script like Batti came my way, I knew I had to be a part of it because it is telling a story I know all too well,” said the 29-year old actor.

“People living in small towns face power cuts and problems like electricity theft on a regular basis. And to top it all, the bill that comes knocking every month is all that convenient,” said Yami.

Speaking on her film where she will be seen playing a pivotal role of a lawyer, Yami Gautam said, “Batti’s story will resonate through every person who has faced a similar problem. It’s a beautiful story and I just couldn’t let go of a wonderful opportunity to be a part of an issue such as the one tackled in the film.”

Batti Gul Meter Chalu‘ is directed by Shree Narayan Singh and also stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, and Divyendu Sharma.

The film is produced by T-Series and is slated to release on September 21.