Did you know that Shahid Kapoor wanted to star in boxer Dingko Singh’s biopic?

After a long battle with cancer, renowned boxer Dingko Singh passed away on June 10 at the age of 42. Shahid Kapoor took to his Twitter handle to mourn the loss of the Padma Shri recipient. He wrote, ‘Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of the finest boxers, an award-winning sports person who’s brought glory to our nation several times. He will always remain a source of inspiration for the young generations. My sincere condolences to his dear ones. May his soul rest in peace.’

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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.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Shahid will next be seen in ‘Jersey’ which is an official Hindi remake of Telugu film of the same name. It will also feature Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in key roles.

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