After signing Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Arjun Reddy Hindi remake, Shahid Kapoor has bagged a leading role in Raja Krishna Menon’s next. The film, based on the life of a boxer, is set to go floors by December this year.
The 37-year-old actor, who is currently busy with Batti Gul Meter Chalu, will soon begin training with a professional boxer for the role.
The film captures the life journey of a professional boxer through its highs and lows.
“Shahid will begin the prep for Raja’s film simultaneously with the prep for his other film, the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Both films require him to look lean and train in action. Raja’s team is currently on the lookout for a professional boxer who will train Shahid for the part. They are also looking for an actress to play his leading lady,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.
Meanwhile, Shahid, who is expecting his second child with wife Mira Rajput, will take a few weeks off to be on daddy duty. However, he’s trying to not let the break affect his shooting schedule.
“After the Batti Gul Meter Chalu (Shree Narayan Singhs upcoming social-drama which is currently under production) dates got postponed (following an issue over non-payment of dues), the schedules of his other films got pushed around too but Shahid is making up for it by working extra hours. Once back from the Uttarakhand schedule in Tehri and Dehradun of Batti in mid-June, he starts prepping for Arjun Reddy that goes on the floors soon after,” the source added.
After wrapping up Arjun Reddy Hindi remake bhy November, he will immediately start shooting for Raja’s film. “Yes, Shahid will be training for at least three months to portray the role of a boxer authentically on screen. He is a trained dancer and is nimble on his feet which will come in handy for this film,” the filmmaker said.