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Shahid Kapoor has supposedly fortified a massive deal with Netflix to lead as well as produce a mythological drama.

A source close to the actor informed a media house, “Shahid has been paid to the tune of over Rs. 70-80 crore for a trilogy that he’s going to star in. It’s a period mythological war saga that will be adapted from Amish Tripathi’s novel. Not just that, this will also mark Shahid’s foray into production.”

He had been waiting to set up his own production house for some time. “Shahid was almost kick-starting his own banner with the Dingko Singh biopic but it fell apart. Now, Netflix and he have signed a mutual agreement on this project. It will most likely feature him and is going to be an ambitious period venture designed on the lines of a Baahubali but only for the web. This will also be another mythological project for him after Karna.”

In the interim, this isn’t the first time heavy investment adjoining the Jab We Met actor made it to the news. Last year in September, it was reported that Kapoor has signed a deal of Rs. 100 crore with Netflix. The pact was for him to headline several projects for the streaming service, most likely including the Hindi remake of the Tamil movie Soorarai Pottru.

While it remains to be seen if the recent buzz has matter to it, Kapoor is also set to play another mythological character, Karna from Mahabharat in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming project.


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Joydev Mishra

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