Shahid Kapoor bonded big time with choreographer-turned-director Prabhu Deva at the IIFA awards held in Singapore recently.
Now we hear that Shahid has been signed up to do Prabu Deva's next film titled Namak
. The project is based on the drug trade in Madhya Pradesh and will see the actor do some high-power action. (Read: Shahid Kapoor wants to do more films)
A source said, "Prabhu Deva has been keen that he signs Shahid for the film. He has seen his performance in Vishal Bharadwaj's Kaminey
. He will however give him the mass entertaining image. Shahid was keen to also see the feedback that he receives as Javed in the 1910 period of his upcoming film Teri Meri Kahaani
, as that is a character that will interest the masses. To top it all, both Shahid and Prabhu Deva bonded big time at a recently concluded award ceremony making it easier for Shahid to sign the film." (Pics: Shahid, Priyanka watch Teri Meri Kahaani with family and friends)
The source added, "Prabhu Deva is one of the most sought after directors and is known for his action films. Shahid has never done hardcore raw action before and it will be interesting to see him in an action drama." (Pics: IIFA Awards - Dancing with the stars)
Shahid Kapoor confirmed the news and said, "Yes, I am working with Prabhu Deva and it is a full on masala film."