Filmmaker Shree Narayan Singh, whose next Batti Gul Meter Chalu, starring Shahid Kapoor as the male protagonist, is set to release this month, will team up with Kapoor for yet another film. Like his last directorial ventures, his next will not be a social drama.

“The next film with Shahid is not based on any social issue. It is a completely different kind of a film. It is in the hard-hitting space. No one has seen Shahid in that space before. Work on the script is on,” said the director.

Shree Narayan Singh has joined hands with Ekta Kapoor to bankroll the project, which is based on Kurien’s autobiography. “At the moment, scripting is on. It is a period film. We are starting the film from 1947. I want to do proper research before going on floors. I want to be fully prepared for this film right from the script to the location to the VFX. I want to have a proper storyboard for it,” added the director.

He also said, “His life has been very interesting. Our idea is to make it entertaining and appealing for the film. Even though the material is in hand but the big challenge lies in taking it to the big screen in a way that audience will love the journey and feel inspired as well.”

Also starring Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam, Batti Gul Meter Chalu releases on 21st August.