Bollywood actors turning producers seems to be the latest trend in B-town. Last year we learned about Deepika Padukone turning producer for her upcoming biopic on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal titled Chhapaak. Reports suggest that Shahid Kapoor is turning producer with Raja Krishna Menon’s next directorial.
Based on the life of legendary Manipuri boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh, the sports biopic also features the actor in the titular role. A source close to the project has revealed that Shahid owns the rights to Dingko Singh’s story and he got Raja on board to direct it and co-produce it.
Meanwhile, the source also revealed that Shahid has been prepping for the role for over a year now. The actor is learing, studying every aspect, body language and nuances of the 1998 Asian Games Gold medalist boxer.
Other than the biopic, Shahid Kapoor has another upcoming film in the making. The actor will appear in Kabir Singh, a remake of the blockbuster Telugu film Arjun Reddy. Kiara Advani, who rose to fame after MS Dhoni: An Untold Story, is playing the female lead in the film opposite Shahid.