Reel King Shahid will be working with Real King Raja Krishna Menon on his upcoming project!

After Padmaavat, Shahid is all set to be back with another true story helmed by Airlift director Raja Krishna Menon. Want to know more about the upcoming film by the superstar and ace director?

By Nikita Dutta

Apr 13, 2018  Updated On : Apr 25, 2018

Shahid Kapoor is extremely happy with the success of his last movie, Padmaavat which crossed a threshold mark of 300 Crore INR. Although the movie was related to a lot of controversies still the movie did well in the box-office and is considered one of the blockbusters of the year. He was highly appreciated for his role as Raja Ratan Singh in the movie which also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The movie, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was an epic period drama the audience loved Shahid’s regal look. And after the grand success, the actor is now geared up to work with director Raja Krishna Menon who did his last movie with Akshay Kumar.

Menon has confirmed the news stating that the two were quite excited about the idea and were working on it for a while. Both of them, Shahid and director Raja Krishna Menon met on the shoot of ‘Udta Punjab’ directed by Abhishek Chaubey, starring the Tinsel town queen Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh along with Shahid. Both of them were in contact and were searching for a project to work on.  

Shahid Kapoor’s Top 5 Movies Till Now-

Movie Name

Release date


Box Office Collection



25 January 2018

₹215 crore

₹585 crore


Udta Punjab

17 June 2016

₹40 crore

est. ₹99.70 crore



2 October 2014

₹48 Crore

₹178 Crore



14 August 2009

₹350 million

₹710 million


Jab We Met

26 October 2007

₹ 17 crore

₹ 71 crores


Currently, Shahid Kapoor is working on Shree Narayan Singh`s Batti Gul Meter Chalu along with Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Shree Narayan Singh did his last movie ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ with superstar Akshay Kumar which was a blockbuster of the year. According to some reports, Shahid will also be seen in an Imtiaz Ali movie but it has been postponed as the actor will soon start his shooting for Raja Krishna Menon.

Can Shahid replace Akshay?

Director Raja Krishna Menon has chosen Shahid over his last superhit star Akshay Kumar for his upcoming movie. Akshay has given Menon one of the superhits of the year, Airlift, however now Menon wants to test his skills with the Padmaavat star. And this has happened for the second time to Akshay in a row after he was replayed by Aamir Khan in Mogul. talking about box-office collections, Shahid last movie has crossed 300 Crore INR. On the other hand, Akshay is still in the race of 150 Crore INR. Shahid is definitely growing as an actor and we all can definitely see it with his versatile acting in every character he has been given. be it intense, comedy or romantic.

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