Shahid Kapoor (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Shahid Kapoor, who is basking in the success of his last release Kabir Singh, is all set to create magic in yet another Telugu remake. The actor is all set to play the lead 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.
"I'm really looking forward to remaking my film 'Jersey' in Hindi and taking it to national audiences and there is no one better then Shahid Kapoor to recreate the magic of the original for Hindi audiences," Tinnanauri said in a statement.
IT'S OFFICIAL... Shahid Kapoor to star in #Hindi remake of #Telugu film #Jersey... The #Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original #Telugu version, starring Nani... Produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju... 28 Aug 2020 release.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 14, 2019
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.
After the massive box office success of Kabir Singh, an adaptation of Arjun Reddy, Jersey marks Shahid's second Hindi remake of a Telugu hit. Kabir Singh emerged as the biggest hit of 2019 despite controversies surrounding it. It also starred Kiara Advani in a pivotal role.
''I think there is a lot to learn and I feel very fortunate that I have been working in this industry for 15-16 years now. I am thankful that people have appreciated my work, but I have a long way to go. I think I have achieved really less in these 15 or 16 years so I want to do many things in the rest of my career, because now with every year, you grow older and there are younger people with exciting talent who come along. You learn from them, but as far as you are getting opportunity to act, and as far as people are interested in you, you have to enjoy it and give it your best,'' Shahid recently said about his career.
The film is being produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju and will hit the screens on August 28, 2020.
(With Agency Inputs)