While there were always speculations that Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor was part of Jersey, even Baahubali distributor Karan Johar’s name was linked to the project however he is not associated with it. Now it has officially confirmed that Shahid Kapoor is going to play the lead role in the Hindi remake of Telugu movie Jersey in which Natural Star Nani and Shraddha Srinath played the lead role. Shahid Kapoor’s first look from the film Jersey has been released. In this look, Shahid Kapoor is seen wearing a white jersey, holding the bat to his shoulder whereas a headband is tied over his hair.
Shahid Kapoor also took to his Instagram to share the first look from jersey, where he is seen behind the nets in a white jersey and holding up a cricket bat.
Ever since Padmavaat star Shahid Kapoor has given a blockbuster in Kabir Singh, there were speculations over his next project. While he never clearly announced, reports suggested he will be working in another South Indian remake of the film Jersey. Now it has been officially confirmed. Shahid Kapoor has also started the preparation for his part. Jersey is a sports-based drama revolving around a cricketer’s life.
An official statement, which was released by the film’s PRO stated that the movie is once again directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri and co-produced by mega-producer Allu Aravind, Aman Gill, and Dil Raju.
Earlier in an interview, Shahid Kapoor has said, “It took me some time to decide what to do next after the release of ‘Kabir Singh’, which is a remake of Telugu movie Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey. But the minute I saw Nani starrer ‘Jersey’, I knew I wanted it to be my next.”
The sources say that Shahid Kapoor is learning everything there is to know about the game by regularly going for cricket sessions.
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