Shahid Kapoor to debut as producer for Dingko Singh biopic?

February 20, 2019
The actor will turn producer for his upcoming film which is based on the life of Manipuri boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh.

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.

Confirming the news, a source close to the development told a daily, Now, they have joined hands to produce the film. It will be shot primarily in Manipur, besides Delhi, while an international schedule is also being planned, the source added, attributing the initial delays to several rewrites. It’s a difficult script to write, so it has taken time, but it will go on the floors this year. Raja is currently putting the research together with his writers.
Meanwhile, the report 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.

Dingko Singh is one of the greatest boxers that the country has produced. He won the King's cup in Bangkok in 1997. He is also bagged Gold medal at Asian Games in the 1998 Bangkok Games. He is service personnel of the Indian Navy.The actor will appear in Kabir Singh, a remake of the blockbuster south 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. 

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