Singer Badshah to soon debut as an actor

After regaling fans with several chart toppers in recent years, singer-rapper Badshah will soon be seen in debutant director Shilpi Dasgupta's upcoming film starring Sonakshi Sinha. The yet untitled project is being produced by Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and is being written by Gautam Mehra. The cast has already started shoot in Punjab from January 25. Badshah, who will be essaying a character close to his real self, said, "I am extremely nervous however I have taken the leap. He adds, "The character is basically who I am in real life - a singer-rapper from Punjab who is happy go lucky, likes humour. All this and after lots of convincing I gave in and have agreed to do the role. The team has started shooting for the film in Punjab. The cast of the film includes Sonakshi Sinha along with Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar. The film is supposed to hit theatres on August 2.