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Shahid Kapoor turns producer with Dingko Singh biopic

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Shahid Kapoor seems to have turned producer with Raja Krishna Menon’s next directorial, which is based on the life of legendary Manipuri boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh. According to reports, Shahid Kapoor will be playing the role of Padma Shree Dingko Singh in his biopic. Notably, Dingko Singh won a gold medal at the Bangkok Asian Games in Thailand in the year 1998, when he was just 19 years old.

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The Asian Gold medalist was awarded the Padma Shri (the fourth highest civilian award in India) in 2013. Currently, Dingko Singh has been giving training to almost 150 boxers who are aged between 12 to 14 at the SAI Special Area Games (SAG) in Khuman Lampak, Imphal.

It is to be noted that Shahid Kapoor has already spent time with Dingko Singh last year to get to know about the most incredible boxer that India has ever produced. If reports are anything to go by, ‘Padmaavat’ actor also has the rights to Manipuri boxer’s story and has joined hands with Raja Krishna for Dingko Singh’s biopic.

“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,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.

The film was supposed to go on floors in January but due to some unknown reason, it has been pushed to later this year.  Currently, Shahid Kapoor is busy shooting for Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s ‘Kabir Singh’ with Kiara Advani in Mumbai and Delhi. For the Dingko Singh film, he is likely to begin boxing lessons in Mumbai under the guidance of a professional soon.

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