Shahid Kapoor set for rugged action

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He has largely been known as the chocolate boy in Bollywood. But Shahid Kapoor is set to undergo a transformation for UTV’s Hindi remake of the Tamil action venture, ‘Vettai’. Released this January, the original starred south Indian actors Arya and R Madhavan. Shahid is likely to play the part originally portrayed by Arya while Madhavan may also reprise his role. ‘Vettai’ revolves around two brothers — the younger one played by Arya, and the older, by Madhavan. While the latter is sensitive to violence, Arya is a jobless rogue. After being beaten up by goons, Madhavan becomes stronger, thanks to the training he receives from his younger brother. The two then get back at two goons and protect their family. ‘Vettai’ is essentially an action film, but like other south Indian films, it also has a dose of masala entertainment including humour, stunts, dance, songs and romance. But in terms of genre, it’s an action – rough and rugged kind – film.