Shahid Kapoor, who is basking in the success of his last release Kabir Singh, has started prepping for his next. The actor is all set to play a cricketer in the Hindi remake of the Telugu sports drama Jersey. The Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanauri, who also helmed the original 2019 Telugu film, starring Nani in lead role.
Shahid took to his Instagram to share a photo of himself holding a cricket bat. He captioned his post as "#jersey the prep begins." Take a look below.
Talking about his upcoming 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.’’
The Telugu version of Jersey 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 cricket at the age of 36. How he makes it big despite being limited by his age forms the crux of the story.
The shoot of the film will start by the end of this month in Chandigarh. Produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju, the film is releasing on August 28, 2020. Earlier, a Bollywood Life report claimed Shahid has asked for Rs 40 crore for the film.