After Padmaavat, Shahid Kapoor to star in a sports film?

After winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for his performance in ‘Padmaavat’, Shahid Kapoor is currently busy with his next ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ starring opposite Yami Gautam and Shraddha Kapoor. The latest reports suggest that Shahid Kapoor will soon be seen playing the role of a boxer in his next.
According to a report in DNA, Shahid will start shooting for the ‘Airlift’ director Raja Krishnan Menon’s next, where he would play the role of a boxer.
A source 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. Someone had approached Shahid with the story. He liked it and since he was already discussing about collaborating with Raja, Sasha asked the filmmaker if he would want to work on it. And the latter started developing it further,” The source further added.
Earlier a source had told Mumbai Mirror, “Shahid and Raja have been planning to work together for a while now. They had met after the release of Udta Punjab back in June 2016 and had kept in touch, looking for a project to collaborate on. Both agreed on a script that Raja had been working on.”
Director Raja Krishna Menon said, “Yes Shahid and I are very keen to do our next film together. We have been working on an idea that we are both excited about and it will be a film based on a true story.” to Mumbai Mirror.
Although nothing has been confirmed as of now, if Shahid does take up this role it shall indeed be an interesting one to watch.