After the box office success of his last film Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor is getting ready for his next Bollywood outing, which is another remake of Telugu flick ‘Jersey’.
The actor will be seen as a cricketer for the first time in the Hindi remake of the Telugu film, Jersey. The picture of Shahid Kapoor in the lead role as a cricketer is currently circulating on social media.
In the picture, the star can be seen wearing in flannels and a headband as he holds a cricket bat. His fans were excited to see him in a new look and reacted to the picture on Twitter.
The Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original Telugu film starring Nani. It revolves around the protagonist named Arjun (played by Nani) and his struggles to make it big in Indian cricket. A failed cricketer, Arjun is forced by circumstances to return to the game at the age of 36. How he makes it big despite being limited by his age forms the crux of the story.
Industry analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: “Shahid Kapoor begins prep for the role of a cricketer in the #Hindi remake of #Telugu film #Jersey... The #Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original #Telugu version, starring Nani... 28 Aug 2020 release.
Talking about the film, Shahid told IANS, “It took me some time to decide what to do next after Kabir Singh. But the minute I saw Jersey, I knew I wanted it to be my next. It is a wonderful, inspiring and personal human journey that I connected with deeply.”
Produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill, Dil Raju, the film is scheduled to release on August 28,2020. Earlier, a Bollywood Life report claimed Shahid has asked for Rs 40 crore for the film.