It’s Official! Shahid Kapoor to star in Hindi remake Telugu hit ‘Jersey’
After setting the box office on fire with ‘Kabir Singh’, Shahid Kapoor is all set to grab eyeballs with yet another Telugu remake. The Udta Punjab actor will be next seen in the Hindi remake of 2019 Telugu hit ‘Jersey’. The Telugu sports drama originally revolves around a middle-aged cricketer named Arjun (played by Nani) and his struggles to make it big in Indian cricket.
The Hindi version will be directed by Gowtham Tinnanauri, who also helmed the original movie.
On casting Shahid in the movie, Gowtham said, “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.”
‘Jersey’ original starred Shraddha Srinath opposite Nani. The female lead in the Hindi remake has not yet been finalised. However, as per reports, the makers are considering Mrunal Thakur for the role. Also, according to the grapevine, Shahid has reportedly charged Rs 35 crore along with 30 percent of the profit share for the Jersey remake.
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The shooting for the film will reportedly start in December. ‘Jersey’ in Hindi is being produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill, Dil Raju, and is slated to release on August 28, 2020.