Shahid Kapoor debuts as a producer with boxer Dingko Singh’s biopic

After Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma now Shahid Kapoor has turned producer. Shahid will don the hat of a producer with Manipuri boxer Dingo Singh’s biopic. The biopic will be helmed by Raja Krishna Menon. Shahid will play the titular role. 

A source close to the development told Mirror, “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. 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.”

Mirror report also states, “Dingko Singh, with whom Shahid has spent some time last year to understand his life, is one of the most outstanding boxers India has produced. At 19, he won a gold medal at the Bangkok Asian Games in Thailand in 1998. The boxer, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013, now works as a coach at the SAI Special Area Games (SAG) Centre in Khuman Lampak, Imphal and trains around 150 boxers in the 12 to14 age group. Born in the remote village of Sekta in the Imphal East District, Manipur, Singh fought adversities right since the beginning. Unable to raise him due to poor financial conditions, his parents had to leave him in an orphanage. Another jolt followed when he was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in 2017. The father-of-two had to sell his house in Imphal to pay for the treatment, which included 13 rounds of chemotherapy.”

The film will be shot in Manipur, Delhi and at few international locations. On the work front, Shahid Kapoor is currently shooting for 'Kabir Singh'.