Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has been in news for his upcoming movie Jersey. Kapoor has now been approached for a historical drama revolving around the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Chhatrapati Shivaji is someone who has a very large impact on the sentiments of Indians and Marathas. Many people in the Bollywood industry have been trying to work on a project revolving around the brave Maratha warrior, but unfortunately nothing has gone on floors yet. Actor Riteish Deshmukh decided to produce a multilingual Pan-India film about Shivaji that will feature him in the lead. Rumours had it that Ali Abbas Zafar was also planning to make a film with Salman Khan as Shivaji.
According to a latest update, Kabir Singh producer Ashwin Varde has also decided to make a film on the Maratha warrior. A source revealed, “Ashwin Varde has joined hands with Lyca Productions who are soon going to make their foray in Bollywood in a big way. They are discussing multiple co-production ventures with producers and one of them is a mammoth period saga based on the life and triumphs of Chhatrapati Shivaji.”
The movie has been offered to Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor. The source further added, “Ashwin has approached Shahid Kapoor to star in the film. Shahid has loved the idea and if he says yes, this will be his second period saga after Padmaavat but unlike the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, he will play the titular role in this one. Shahid and Ashwin have worked together on Kabir Singh previously and they are now locking modalities before they sign the contract.”
Earlier Shahid and Ashwin collaborated for the superhit movie, Kabir Singh. Though the movie faced a lot of criticism from the audience for its misogynistic content but it did not change the fact that it was one of the biggest blockbusters of that year. The movie is considered to be one of the most successful projects of Shahid’s career.
Shahid is one of the most sought after actors. From his 2003 Ishq Vishq to 2019 Kabir Singh, he has proved his mettle as an actor. Kapoor is all set for the release of his upcoming sports drama Jersey. The actor will essay the role of a talented but failed cricketer, who decides to return to the field in his late 30s.