By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Did you know Shahid Kapoor was to star in a biopic on late boxer Dingko Singh?

After a lengthy battle with cancer, noted boxer Dingko Singh died on June 10. He was 42. Actor Shahid Kapoor took to Twitter to share his grief at the boxer’s passing. “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,” Kapoor wrote. 

According to media reports, Kapoor had plans of starring in and producing a biopic on the late boxer. In a 2019 interview, the Kabir Singh actor had revealed that he had acquired the rights for a Dingko Singh biopic and that it was a film he was looking forward to making. The biopic was going to be directed by Raja Krishna Menon who was also saddened that Singh would not be able to see the movie on his life. “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,” the filmmaker told PTI.

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor

“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,” he added.

On the work front, Kapoor will be seen next in Jersey which is the Hindi remake of a Telugu movie of the same name. Besides Kapoor, Jersey will also star Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in pivotal roles.

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