Yet another South Indian movie will be remade in Hindi now after the massive success of Kabir Singh which has been a remake of Vijay Devarakonda’s Arjun Reddy. In the Hindi remake, we have seen Shahid Kapoor as the main lead. For the movie remake of Jersey now, Shahid Kapoor has been signed also. In this movie, Shahid Kapoor will be paired with Super 30 actress Mrunal Thakur. Just like the original starred by Nani, the Hindi remake will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanauri. It is a sports drama that talks about a struggling cricketer. According to the reports now, Shahid Kapoor’s father veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor will be part of this movie also. Pankaj Kapoor is expected to play the role of Shahid Kapoor’s mentor in the movie.
Confirming about being a part of Jersey, Pankaj Kapoor has said “Jersey is a strong story-driven by emotions. Working with Shahid has always been interesting. I admire his ability to portray emotions beautifully.” Both of them have worked in Shandaar last in the year 2015. Previously, Shahid Kapoor has been directed by his father Pankaj Kapoor in Mausam also which has released in the year 2011.
Speaking about the excitement of working with talented and veteran actor like Pankaj Kapoor, director Tinnanauri has said “Pankaj sir is such a great actor. We have all grown up watching his work. To be able to direct him is a great honour and I know that he fits the role of a mentor perfectly”
In this movie, Shahid will be playing role of a cricketer in his 30s. Few days ago, Shahid has shared a video on Instagram where he can be seen working on his cricketing skills. Shooting of the movie Jersey is expected to start in Chandigarh soon.