Olympic bronze-medalist Vijender Singh will be seen in a social thriller film backed by actor Akshay Kumar. The film, titled Fugly, will be directed by Kabir Sadanand. It will be produced under the banner of Akshay’s Grazing Goat Pictures.

“We have Vijender in our film. He was perfect for the role. He will go through acting workshops as well,” Kabir told. The makers were in discussions about this project with Vijender, 27, since quite some time. “It is a social thriller film with a message. The film will come out with a strong message,” Sadanand said . He refused to divulge anymore details about the film.We have some actors in our wish list but we would not like to take any names,” Kabir added.

The film is slated to go on floors in August.