Shahid Kapoor is currently basking in the success of his last release, Kabir Singh. Directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy, the film has crossed the Rs 275-crore mark within a month of its release. Now if latest reports are to be believed, the actor has been approached for the remake of the recent Telugu hit Jersey, which featured Nani and Shraddha Srinath in lead roles. As per a report in Bollywoodlife, Shahid has asked for Rs 40 crore for the Hindi remake. It added that Karan Johar has already bagged rights for a Hindi remake of the film.
Talking about Jersey, it showcased the emotional journey of an underdog cricketer, who begins his second inning to regain a place in the cricket team. The film also featured Sathyaraj, Brahmaji and Ronit Kamra in key roles.
Coming back to Kabir Singh, it is a remake of Telugu superhit Arjun Reddy which starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in lead roles. While the film is continuing to create magic at the box-office, many criticised it for being "misogynistic" and "patriarchal.''
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Shahid was asked about the criticism his character Kabir Singh received. The actor replied, ''Who are we to judge characters? Why do we judge characters? It’s so hypocritical. When you see people do such things in Hollywood, you are all praise, but if the same thing is done in Bollywood, you are bashing it. At least have the same standard.''
On people saying that Kabir Singh didn’t suffer enough, the actor commented, ''Who is anybody to decide that?’ My question is: ‘Did he suffer?’ Lot, less or more that’s completely their point of view. If somebody feels that Kabir should have suffered more then aap picture bana lo (you make the movie yourself). Stop reviewing and start making the film then we’d get an opportunity to review your film.''