Shahid Kapoor is set to don the khaki for director Neeraj Pandey’s yet-untitled next film. This is the first time that the actor will play a cop.A source reveals, "Shahid, for the first time ever, will be seen in a police uniform in this film. This also makes him the first male star from the young generation to play a cop. He’s working towards getting into the skin of his character now.”Going by Neeraj’s past films, which includes the critically acclaimed A Wednesday (2008), it’s certain that the director’s strength lies in making films that revolve around the men in khaki. Our source says, “The anticipation of seeing Shahid as a cop gets doubled when Neeraj is added to the mix. He is known for making films in this genre with great aesthetics.”Apart from experimenting with his look in this film, the actor will also be seen doing a lot of edgy cinema. Before starting work on Neeraj’s project, Shahid will be working on Prabhudheva’s Namak opposite Sonakshi Sinha and Tips’ next venture, Phata Poster Nikla Hero, starring Ileana D’Cruz and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.
Shahid to romance Ranbir’s girl soonShahid Kapoor will be seen with Barfi! actor Ileana D’Cruz in Phata Poster Nikla Hero. The makers of the film, Tips and Rajkumar Santoshi, want to ensure that their chemistry rocks, which is why they will organise a workshop for the actors at the end of this month. In fact, Shahid too insisted on this session keeping Ileana’s comfort in mind. As they are supposed to romance each other on-screen, the makers want to ensure that their chemistry works wonders. The duo will have multiple script readings to help break the ice. — Kavita Awaasthi