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Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of the finest boxers, an award winning sports person who’s brought glory to our nat… https://t.co/zZ70hZZuyc
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Did you know that it was Shahid Kapoor who had plans to make and star in boxer Dingko Singh’s biopic? Yes, you read it right! In an interview in 2019, Shahid had revealed that he has the rights for Dingko Singh and it is a film that he wanted to make.
The film was to be directed by Raja Krishna Menon. The filmmaker was also saddened by the fact that a film couldn’t be made on his life while he was still alive. Talking to PTI, he said, “It is unfortunate and terrible. This has come as a shock. I knew he was ill and suffering but I didn’t know it was this bad. He was a wonderful human being and a spiritual person. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make the film before he could have seen it.”
Elaborating further, he added, “The film got stuck… we will see what happens. Singh wanted the film to be made because he wanted the story to be told to inspire people. He was a pragmatic person. He never called me or asked why it was stuck.”