Filmmaker Shree Narayan Singh, who helmed the blockbuster film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, has roped in actor Shahid Kapoor for his next venture, reported news agency PTI. The director said that Shahid has 'proved his mettle as an actor' and he is 'looking forward' to working with him. "With films like Kaminey, Jab We Met, Haider and Udta Punjab, Shahid Kapoor has definitely proved his mettle as an actor. Having said that, his star presence is undeniable and I look forward to working with him," PTI quoted Shree Narayan Singh as saying.
- "I look forward to working with Shahid Kapoor," said Shree Narayan Singh
- "Together, Shahid and Shree, will form a brilliant combo," said producer
- "Shahid is one of the industry's finest actors," said the producer
The yet-to-be-titled film will be being produced by T-Series and KriArj Entertainment.
Talking about the forthcoming project, co-founder of KriArj Entertainment Prernaa Arora said that she loved the script and is 'excited' about collaborating with Shahid Kapoor.
"Shahid is one of the industry's finest actors and would completely do justice to the role. We are so excited to be collaborating with him on this one as the role is tailor-made for someone with his talent and calibre. Together, Shahid and Shree, will form a brilliant combo, a winner for us, for sure!," PTI quoted Prernaa Arora as saying.
"We really enjoyed making Toilet: Ek Prem Katha together earlier and know that Shree Narayan Singh's sensibilities as a filmmaker has given us the confidence that we have another winner on our hands," she added.
Producer Bhushan Kumar talked about filmmaker Shree Narayan Singh and Shahid Kapoor's collaboration and said, "Shree Narayan Singh is a director who balances strong message driven film with entertainment by making it commercially viable and Shahid Kapoor is an actor par excellence. He is always the best version of himself when he enthralls us with the various roles he chooses to play on screen."
Shahid Kapoor last featured in Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon, co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut. The film failed to impress the audience and critics.
Shahid Kapoor is currently gearing up for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, co-starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. In the film, he will feature as Rani Padmavati's husband Rawal Ratan Singh.
On Monday, Shahid Kapoor shared the first look of his character Rawal Ratan Singh from the film.
Padmavati is scheduled to release in theatres on December 1.
(With PTI inputs)