Shahid Kapoor has a lot on his plate these days. After conquering hearts with his portrayal of Kabir Singh in Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Kabir Singh in 2019, the actor has been preparing for the release of his much-anticipated sports drama Jersey. That’s not everything. With Raj & DK’s directorial debut, the Jab We Met actor is also poised to make his OTT debut. And, having recently completed filming on the project, Shahid is currently preparing for his next movie, which is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
It’s worth noting that this will be Shahid’s first collaboration with Ali, and it’s reported to be a remake of the 2011 French film Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night). According to a source in Mid Day, the film will be released soon and would star Shahid in the character of a cop pursuing down drug barons. While the film is still under pre-production, it is expected that the shoot would begin with a complex action sequence.
“Shahid will begin his readings and prep next week, before he reports to the set. Meanwhile, Ali is keeping the groundwork ready. The first schedule will be swift, shot across suburban Mumbai, particularly Goregaon,” a source was quoted saying.
Nuit Blanche was previously recreated in Tamil and Telugu as Thoongaa Vanam and Cheekati Rajyam, respectively. Shahid is currently anticipating the December 31 release of Gowtam Tinnanuri’s Jersey, which also stars Pankaj Kapur and Mrunal Thakur and will be released in theatres.