Shahid Kapoor to star in Hindi remake of Telugu film 'Jersey'

After setting high-standards and breaking box office records with Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor is all set to take over the screens in yet another Telugu remake. Shahid will be seen playing the lead in the Hindi version of Telugu film Jersey, which originally starred Nani. The film will be helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who directed the original film too.

“IT’S OFFICIAL… Shahid Kapoor to star in #Hindi remake of #Telugu film #Jersey… The #Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original #Telugu version, starring Nani… Produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju… 28 Aug 2020 release,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

Jersey is a story about a father named Arjun, a talented but failed cricketer, who decides to return to cricket in his late thirties driven by the desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfill his son’s wish for an Indian jersey as a gift.

The film was received well by the audience as well as the critics who claimed it to be the turning point in Nani’s career.

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A source speaking to said, “The director Gowtham Tinnanuri has started giving fine tuning to the Hindi version script of Jersey one and half month back and the regular shoot will be commenced from December first onwards. As of now, the makers are considering Mrunal Thakur of Super 30 fame for the female lead role opposite Shahid.”

Whether or not the Hindi remake of Jersey will have the same affect on Shahid’s career as his last release Kabir Singh, is yet to be seen.