Shahid Kapoor To Step Into Boxer Dingko Singh’s Shoes For His Next Film

Shahid Kapoor is currently gearing up for his upcoming film Batti Gul Mere Chalu's release. Well, after that, the actor has bagged some interesting films in his kitty. As we all know, it's a trend of biopics which has been going on in Bollywood and now, Shahid will also join the club where he will be doing a biopic.

Shahid will be collaborating with director Raja Krishna Menon for a sports biopic. Raja Krishna Menon has previously helmed amazing films like Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift (2016) and Saif Ali Khan starrer Chef (2017).

The Padmaavat actor will be seen in the role of a boxer in this film where he will step into the shoes of boxing hero Dingko Singh. Dingko Singh is one of the best former boxing champions and Asian Games gold medallist.

Talking about being a part of this amazing project, Shahid quipped, "The thing that I loved about this story is that he is one of those superstars who we don’t know much about. If a film like Dangal (2016) wasn’t made, we wouldn’t know as much about the Phogat sisters. Dingko is a cancer survivor, and he went through 13 rounds of chemotherapy. He has even gone on to say that his biggest win was surviving cancer and not the gold medal he won at the age of 19 at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. In 2017, Gautam Gambhir became aware of his situation and sent money for his treatment. Soon, people found out who he was, and 13 doctors came forward to help him. He is a sports star who survived cancer. At some point in his past, he had almost become a Naxalite. His life story is unbelievably crazy; it is very human and extremely inspiring. Such amazing stories of heroes need to be told."

Shahid is currently busy with the promotions of Batti Gul Meter Chalu which also co-stars Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. The film is slated for 21st September release.

by Admin | Thu, Aug 30 - 04:50 PM

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