Shahid Kapoor set to play boxing hero Dingko Singh in next

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With the release of ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ just days away, it seems Shahid Kapoor has just bagged another plum project!

According to Deccan Chronicle, Kapoor will be seen on-screen playing the part of former boxing champion and Asian Games gold medallist, Dingko Singh. The film will be helmed by Raja Krishna Menon. The film is expected to go on the floors in April 2019.

Kapoor was cited in the publication saying, “The thing that I loved about this story is that he is one of those superstars who we don’t know much about. If a film like Dangal (2016) wasn’t made, we wouldn’t know as much about the Phogat sisters. Dingko is a cancer survivor, and he went through 13 rounds of chemotherapy. He has even gone on to say that his biggest win was surviving cancer and not the gold medal he won at the age of 19 at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. In 2017, Gautam Gambhir became aware of his situation and sent money for his treatment. Soon, people found out who he was, and 13 doctors came forward to help him. He is a sports star who survived cancer. At some point in his past, he had almost become a Naxalite. His life story is unbelievably crazy; it is very human and extremely inspiring. Such amazing stories of heroes need to be told.”

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