The upcoming sports drama, which also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur, is a remake of the Telugu film of the same name starring Nani
Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming highly anticipated film Jersey has finally got its first look poster. The makers have also announced that the film’s trailer will be released tomorrow, November 23 at 5:30 pm.
The poster, which Shahid shared on his social media handles, features the actor in a white cricket uniform, complete with a pair of gloves and helmet. Standing in the backdrop of a stadium, he is seen holding up a cricket bat and gazing into the distance.
The star captioned the post “ITS TIME ! We have waited to share this emotion with you for 2 years. This story is special. This team is special. This character is special. And the fact that we get to share it on the big screen with you all is special. I don’t have words to express my gratitude. I hope you all feel what I felt when I played him. Here we go 💥”
In addition to Shahid, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur, Ronit Kamra and Pankaj Kapur. Jersey features Shahid’s return to the silver screen after a gap of two years. He was last seen in 2019’s Kabir Singh.
Jersey is a Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu film of the same name, which starred Nani in the lead. The film traces the story of a cricketer in his 30s, who decides to make a comeback to the sport after several years. The film follows obstacles he must go through to get back to the game and his aspiration to join the Indian cricket team.
The upcoming sports drama is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who had also helmed the original Telugu film.
Jersey will be released in theatres on December 31, 2021.