According to latest reports, Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor has given his nod to star in ‘Airlift’ (2016) and ‘Chef’ (2017) director Raja Krishna Menon’s next directorial venture. Menon has earlier said that the two had been working on an interesting idea for a long time. The latest update on the project is that Shahid might play a boxer in the untitled movie.
A source close to the development reveals that Kapoor wanted to do a sports-based film for quite a long time now. “Shahid is doing a sports-based film with Raja. He wanted to explore that space for quite some time. He plays a boxer who emerges triumphant against all odds in his life. He needs to have a particular physique to play the character convincingly and learn the techniques of boxing.”
Shahid, who was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama ‘Padmaavat’ (2018), is currently working on Shree Narayan Singh’s next ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’, also starring Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam in lead roles. Besides ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’, Shahid is also in talks to headline the remake of Manoj Kumar and Sadhna’s black-and-white psychological mystery film ‘Woh Kaun Thi’ (1964).