Shahid Kapoor has signed on for an action thriller, something his fans have been urging him to do since some time.
According to the Mumbai Mirror, the film will be directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Ramesh Taurani.
Shahid was launched by the Taurani brothers in their 2003 production Ishk Vishk. His second film, Fida (2004), was also a Taurani brothers' production.
After seven years Shahid returns to the production house to do a completely different genre film.
This will be the first time Anand and Shahid are working together.
Shahid's only action film so far has been Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey (2009), in which he featured in a double role.
The Taurani brothers signed Shahid for a project a year ago, but had been waiting for a suitable script.
Ramesh confirmed to the Mumbai Mirror that the film will start production soon, but declined to give details.
"It is too early though to give any details as nothing has been finalized," he said.
Shahid's other upcoming films are:
Mausam (Post Production) directed by Pankaj Kapoor with co-stars Aditi Sharma, Anupam Kher, Sonam Kapoor and Supriya Pathak.
Kunal Kohli's Next (Pre Production) directed by Kunal Kohli with co-star Priyanka Chopra pre-production
Sajid Nadiadwala's Heer Aur Ranjha (Scripting) to be directed by Sabir Khan with co-star Deepika Padukone.