Actor Shaz Khan has announced on Instagram that he has completed writing a script for a film titled The Martial Artist.

Speaking to Images, the Moor star revealed that the script expands on his 2016 short film Say It Ain't So.

The film is the story of "a desi martial artist who fights in California... and eventually ends up coming back to Pakistan."

Shaz adds, "It's a spiritual story but disguised as a martial artists story."

The film is in its development phase and Shaz expects shooting to begin next year.

An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that Shaz Khan is directing the film. The error is regretted.