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Jersey: Shahid Kapoor talks about working back to back on remakes

The actor has earlier played a lead role in Kabir Singh, which was also a remake of the Telugu movie Arjun Reddy, starring Vijay Deverakonda

Akhila Damodaran
Dec 28, 2021
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Ahead of Jersey's release, actor Shahid Kapoor opened up about the upcoming film, which is a remake of the National award-winning Telugu movie of the same name. The actor will be seen working on a remake for the second time in a row. He earlier played the lead role in the film Kabir Singh, which is also a remake of a Telugu movie Arjun Reddy, which starred Vijay Deverakonda. Speaking to Bombay Times, the Kaminey actor said that they are opportunities that have come his way, emphasising how making remakes and adaptations is no cakewalk. 

According to the daily, the actor considers art to be fluid and people who critique it create boundaries for themselves. He feels as far as one can make it their own and be honest with it, one can try anything. "Shakespeare had said that there is no story that has not been told before. It’s not like I am looking out for remakes. It was an opportunity that came my way," he said adding that it was his wife Mira who encouraged him to do Arjun Reddy. He said that she had seen the film. "She said that I'd be a fool to let it go. I was tempted and yet, unsure. But I did it. And I enjoyed myself. I have a lot of respect for the fact that it is not that easy to do remakes or adaptations," he said. 

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Shahid will be playing the role of a cricketer in the upcoming film Jersey, another remake of the Telugu movie which features Nani. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in prominent roles. The film is scheduled to release on December 31.

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