Rapper-composer Badshah is set to make his acting debut alongside actress Sonakshi Sinha in an upcoming T-Series production. The project will also be the debut of director Shilpi Dasgupta. The as-yet untitled film will also feature Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Nadira Babbar and Varun Sharma.
The daily tabloid Mumbai Mirror quoted producer Bhushan Kumar saying, “When I read the script and the character sketch, the only person who came to my mind was Badshah. Just like his screen persona, he is a jovial and funny Punjabi guy. It took a while to persuade him to take up the role, but I am glad he finally came on board.”
The film is likely to be a slice-of-life entertainer and will feature the rapper playing himself, as a famous Punjabi musician.
While the composer has not acted in any films before, he has made several special appearances through his songs. He was last seen in Nawabzaade (2018).
The rapper had also previously released a single, which featured Sinha, and Diljit Dosanjh, ‘Move Your Lakk’, for the film Noor (2017). Incidentally, the film was also produed by T-Series.