Shahid Kapoor set to act in remake of cricket-based Telugu movie Jersey
The story of the film is about a cricketer, who struggles to make it big in Indian cricket.
Updated - Oct 14, 2019 2:09 pm
Shahid Kapoor, the veteran Bollywood actor, recently tasted massive success with his movie ‘Kabir Singh’ opposite Kiara Advani. The 38-year-old is now set to act in the Hindi-remake of Telegu hit ‘Jersey’. The film will be directed by Gowtham Tinnanauri, who was in the scheme of things in the Telegu version as well. Interestingly, Kabir Singh was also a remake of a Telegu film.
The Telegu version of Jersey revolves around a protagonist named Arjun (played by Nani) and how he strains every sinew to make a name for himself in Indian cricket. After not being able to succeed, Arjun is forced by circumstances to return to cricket at the age of 36. The entire story is about how he makes it big at the highest level despite not having age on his side.
Shahid Kapoor’s movie to release on August 2020
On casting Shahid in the lead role for the movie, Gowtham, the director, was over the moon. He is looking forward to taking the story to the national audience and he reckons that there’s no one better to justify the role than Shahid.
“I’m really looking forward to remaking my film Jersey in Hindi and taking it to national audiences and there is no one better than Shahid Kapoor to recreate the magic of the original for Hindi audiences,” Gowtham was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times.
Jersey in India is being produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju. The movie is scheduled to hit the Box Office on August 28, 2020. Talking about his career, Shahid said that he hasn’t achieved a lot in his Indian film career thus far and wishes to explore more avenues.
“I think there is a lot to learn and I feel very fortunate that I have been working in this industry for 15-16 years now. I am thankful that people have appreciated my work, but I have a long way to go. I think I have achieved really less in these 15 or 16 years.
So, I want to do many things in the rest of my career, because now with every year, you grow older and there are younger people with exciting talent who come along,” Shahid mentioned.