Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has been riding high on the success of 'Padmaavat' starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead. The actor is currently gearing up for the Shree Narayan Singh directorial titled, 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' opposite Shraddha Kapoor. According to media reports, the actor will be essaying the role of a boxer. On the sidelines of 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' promotions, while indulging in a media interaction, Shahid said will be doing this film based on boxing. Although the actor did not reveal much he will reportedly be going through rigorous training for three months to prepare himself for the film. Previously, Shahid has starred in a sports drama 'Dil Bole Hadippa!' in 2009 opposite Rani Mukherjee. In the film, he essayed the role of the Indian skipper of the men's cricket team.
Boxing is one of those rare games which is excessively covered on the silver screen. Previously movies like 'Boxer'(1984) starring Mithun Chakraborty, 'Apne' (2007) starring the legendary actor Dharmendra and his sons Bobby and Sunny Deol, the biopic on ace boxing champion 'Mary Kom (2009) starring Priyanka Chopra and the latest movie 'Saala Khadoos' (2016) starring R Madhavan and debutant Ritika Singh, are some movies which were based on boxing.
Meanwhile, the trailer and the first song 'When You Getting Gold, why Go For Tamba' of, 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' has already garnered public appreciation. The movie which is based on one of the serious problems of power thefts in rural India is slated to release on September 21, 2018. The movie will also star Pyar Ka Punchnama actor Divyendu Sharma. Besides this movie, the actor will be seen next in the Hindi remake of the hit Telegu movie of 2017 'Arjun Reddy'. The female lead is yet to be decided but if rumours are to be believed then 'Student Of The Year 2' actress Tara Sutaria will be seen in the female lead. On the personal front, Shahid is soon going to be a father for the second time and the actor will have his own wax statue at the prestigious Madame Tussauds.
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