‘Jersey’: Shahid Kapoor Preps Up for His Cricketer Role in This Telugu Hit’s Bollywood Remake
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After showing his mad-in-love side in Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor has begun preparations to turn into a cricketer for the upcoming Hindi remake of Telugu film Jersey. Gowtam Tinnanuri, who was the man behind the camera in the original feature starring Nani, will return to helm the Hindi version too. It is set to open on August 28 next year, film critic Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter. Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput, Farhan Akhtar-Shibani Dandekar Celebrate a Mushy Diwali! (View Pics)

The upcoming remake will be bankrolled by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju. Jersey revolves around a father named Arjun (Nani), a talented but failed cricketer, who decides to return to cricket in his late thirties because of his desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfil his son's wish of an Indian jersey as a gift. Ekta Kapoor Diwali Party: Shahid Kapoor, Karan Johar, Krystle D’Souza and Others Attend the Big Bash Hosted by TV Czarina (View Pics)

Shahid Kapoor Prepping Up for His Next

How he makes it big despite being limited by his age forms the essence of the story. The Telugu version received an overwhelming response from the audience and critics alike. Shahid's last outing 'Kabir Singh' emerged as 2019's biggest hit despite the controversies surrounding it. A remake of Vijay Deverakonda's Telugu blockbuster 'Arjun Reddy', 'Kabir Singh' also featured Kiara Advani in the lead role.