Shahid Kapoor is all set to get on board of one of the most ambitious projects of his career. He will portray the former boxing champ and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh on screen. The film will be directed by Raja Krishna Menon and it will go on floors sometime around April 2019. Ngangom Dingko Singh, known as Dingko Singh (from Manipur) was the first and only Asian gold medalist boxer from India in the Bantamweight category. In 2013, he was awarded the Padma Shri.
The former Indian Navy boxer has seen extreme adversities in life and his unbelievable experiences go beyond the boxing ring and that’s what makes his life a fascinating story. Dingko has been an inspiration to many boxers who came into the ring after him, and he is so passionate about the sport, that he went on to become a coach for young boxers.
In 2017, he was diagnosed with cancer and struggled to raise funds for his treatment. Shahid said that the thing that he loved about this story is that Dingko is one of those superstars, about whom the world doesn’t know much about. Dingko is a cancer survivor and 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 Asian Games in Bangkok (1998).