Following the success of Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor is on a high. Jersey and the mythical Karna are in the works, as are two web projects: a show with Raj and DK, and a digital-only feature with Ali Abbas Zafar.
While the news of Ali and Shahid’s collaboration is widely circulated, few are aware that the film is an authentic adaptation of a French thriller. A source informed Bollywood Hungama, “Ali got the rights to remake Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Nights in English), a film that stars Tomer Sisley as the lead. The 2011 action thriller revolved around the life of a cop whose connection with the underworld comes out in the open when they try to steal drugs from a powerful drug lord, leaving his child’s life in danger. How he saves his child forms the rest of the story. Here, mostly, Shahid will play the cop who tries to save his daughter who gets kidnapped following his tryst with a gangster or drug lord. The film has been altered a bit keeping the Indian mind-set in place.”
The source further adds, “It’s a story that spans an entire night. It’s about one night and how Shahid’s character fights everyone to save his daughter. It’s a carefully crafted thriller that will be made for the digital friendly audience and will be Shahid’s second stint on the web. A top actress is also currently being spoken to for the main female lead.”