Shakib is working out for the film Fighter, directed by Malek Afsari. To portray the character of an action hero accurately, he is spending most of his time at the gym. Starring alongside him will be actors, Shabnom Bubly and Samrat. The paperwork for this film is complete and the only thing they were waiting for, was the shooting, which has started on February 15. The dialogues of the film were written by Abdullah Zahir Babu. Furthermore, Shakib's first film of the year, Shahenshah, directed by Shamim Ahmed Roni, might be released this March.