Jersey, the Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu sports drama, will release on December 31.
In a recent QnA interaction with fans on Twitter, Shahid Kapoor said that Nani, who led the 2019 Telugu film Jersey, inspired him to star in its Hindi remake.
Calling Nani’s performance “amazing,” Kapoor wrote: “He made me cry. So, I would say he inspired me to do the film.”
Another question that he was asked was how important Jersey was for him. To this Kapoor said it was his “best filmmaking experience,” which he cannot wait to share with the audience and his fans.
Kapoor will play a middle-aged man Arjun Raichand, whose cricketing career abruptly came to a halt. The story will show how he develops a drive to train and make his comeback into the game.
The Nani-starrer was hailed widely, receiving overwhelming positive response from the audience and critics. It even went on to win a National Award for Best Feature Film and another for editing. Also seen in the film were Shraddha Srinath as Sara, his wife, and Ronit as his son.
Directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur as his wife, and Pankaj Kapur as his coach.
Kapoor has previously spoken about choosing this role because he connected deeply with the story that is about a man who sets out to find success at a time when most people are in the twilight of their careers.
Jersey is presented by Allu Aravind, and produced by Aman Gill and Dil Raju. The film, which went on the floors in 2019, concluded the shoot last year.
Kapoor was last seen in Kabir Singh, the 2019 romantic drama that was the remake of the Telugu movie Arjun Reddy.