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Shahid Kapoor Reveals He Was 'Sleepless And Anxious' Ahead Of Jersey Shoot

Shahid Kapoor Will Soon Begin The Shoot Of His Next Film, Jersey, The Hindi Remake Of The Telugu Sports Drama Of The Same Name.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 12 Dec 2019, 02:49:50 PM
Shahid Kapoor will soon begin the shoot of his next film Jersey.

New Delhi:

Shahid Kapoor will soon begin the shoot of his next film, Jersey, the Hindi remake of the Telugu sports drama of the same name. It will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanauri, who also helmed the original 2019 film, starring Nani in the lead. However, from the past 2 weeks, Shahid was completely out of action due to health issues. The actor will begin the shooting from December 13th.

In a series of tweets, the actor thanked his fans & netizens for their concern and wishes. He wrote, "Thank you all for all the concern and wishes. Last 2 weeks I was out of action but am well and raring to go now. #Jersey shoot starts tomorrow. As usual pre shoot nervousness. Sleepless and anxious. Every character is a new challenge. And the responsibility of finding truth."

The actor also talked about his character in the film and wrote, "Of finding the soul of a protagonist who’s story merits being told. Every character if real will be flawed in some way. Some more than others. The beauty of life and humanity lies in its acceptance of its own imperfection.".

He added, "And the duality of the human existence is its most challenging aspect and it’s most fascinating contradiction. I find strength in weak characters. And vulnerability in strong ones. That’s the tastiest part of the dish. Hope I can find truth in this new journey."

Jersey chronicles the story of a talented but failed cricketer, who decides to return to the field in his late 30s driven by the desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfil his son's wish for a jersey.

Talking about the film, Shahid had said in a statement, "I wanted to do an original film so that people don't think I'm doing only remakes. But when I saw the film, it touched my heart... I cried four times while watching it. The character isn't like Kabir Singh. He's a quiet, introvert man but his intensity and journey was inspiring for me," he said.

The film is scheduled to be released in August 2020. Super 30 actress Mrunal Thakur has been roped in to star opposite Shahid in the film.

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First Published : 12 Dec 2019, 02:49:50 PM