Post the wrap up of Shree Narayan Singh’s “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” Shahid will start shooting for Raja Krishna Menon’s next.

Going by a report in a leading daily, Shahid will be playing the role of a boxer in the film. “Shahid is doing a sports-based film with Raja. He wanted to explore that space for quite some time. He plays a boxer who emerges triumphant against all odds in his life,” said a source.

“He needs to have a particular physique to play the character convincingly and learn the techniques of boxing. Someone had approached Shahid with the story. He liked it and since he was already discussing collaborating with Raja, Sasha asked the filmmaker if he would want to work on it. And the latter started developing it further,” added the source.

Meanwhile, the actor is quite busy as the actor is more in demand post his stint in “Padmaavat”. He was recently snapped outside Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s office. Shahis is said to have met and discussed the idea of doing a movie together. However, nothing is on paper yet, but, the actor has shown a keen interest in Mehra’s film on Kabaddi. A

He is also in talks to play the lead in the remake of Woh Kaun Thi.