Shahid Kapoor, who recently enjoyed blockbuster success with ‘Padmaavat’ is all set to play yet another different character in his next. The ‘Haider’ actor will be next seen in the role of a boxer in ‘Airlift’ director Raja Krishna Menon’s upcoming movie. The intense sport will showcase the rise and fall of a passionate boxer and Shahid is expected to start rigorous training for this role.
A source close to the development told DNA, “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 and Menon had reportedly met during the shoot of ‘Udta Punjab’ in 2016 and later agreed on a script that the filmmaker had written.
Shahid is currently busy shooting for Shree Narayan Singh’s ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’, in which he plays a lawyer opposite Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Shahid has also confirmed the Hindi remake of 2017 Telugu film, ‘Arjun Reddy’.
Meanwhile, Shahid is excited to welcome his second child with wife Mira Rajput in October.