Bollywood actors are now turning into producers and we can safely say that isn’t a bad thing.
After Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor has decided to produce a film. This time it will be on the life of Dingko Singh.
Raja Krishna Menon will also co-produce the film as well as direct it.
Dingko Singh is an Indian boxer who won the gold medal at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. He holds a Padma Shri and his story is very inspiring how he had to overcome various difficulties to become a boxing champion. He was brought up in an orphanage called Sekta in the Imphal East District. In 1989, when Dingko was just 10 years old, he impressed everyone with his skills as a boxer in a junior championship in Ambala. Dingko also fought bile duct cancer and is now employed as a boxing coach in Imphal.
Shahid Kapoor is said to be producing this inspiring biopic and according to a news daily, its scripting and shooting are to begin this year. Shahid himself will be portraying the titular role and now holds exclusive rights to the story. Shahid has reportedly spent time with Dingko to understand his life and to get to know his story.
There has been a season of producing biopics on famous personalities including sports heroes. Mary Kom starred Priyanka Chopra where the Bollywood star portrayed the life of boxing champion Mary Kom Hmangte from Manipur. Aamir Khan’s Dangal was the story of Babita Singh Phogat who also brought Olympic gold for India.