PeepingMoon was the first one to exclusively inform its readers that Shahid Kapoor is confirmed to star in the Hindi remake of Gowtham Tinnauri's Telugu film Jersey which starred Nani and Shraddha Srinath. The Telugu original released in April this year. The Hindi remake is scheduled to release on August 28, 2020. Now, director Gowtham has confirmed our news by talking about casting Shahid.
On casting Shahid in the lead role, Gowtham said, “I’m really looking forward to remaking my film ‘Jersey’ in Hindi and taking it to national audiences and there is no one better than Shahid Kapoor to recreate the magic of the original for Hindi audiences”
Shahid is currently on a small break to spend time with his family and will start shooting for this film in December. The original director Gowtham Tinnauri has come on board to helm the remake and he is said to have already locked his ADs team. They are currently rewriting the script keeping the Hindi speaking audiences' sensibilities in mind and will make the announcement in a month. Kannada actress Rashmika Mandana who has featured in Telugu films like Dear Comrade and Geetha Govindam is in talks to play the leading lady but is yet to be finalized.
PeepingMoon had earlier informed, "Post the success of Kabir Singh, Shahid wants to do only commercial films which will be worth the audience's expectations. He was approached for Jersey remake soon after Kabir Singh released in theatres and loved the script, but was in two-minds on doing another remake back-to-back. However, after taking his time and considering every single aspect of the film's possibility among Hindi audiences, Shahid has committed and given a go-ahead to Jersey remake. This will be Shahid's next film after the earth-shattering success of Kabir Singh."
Jersey is a sports drama that revolves around a failed cricketer (played by Nani) who decides to revive his cricketing career in his late 30s despite everyone being skeptical of his ability to do so. The yet-untitled Hindi remake will jointly be produced by Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations, Allu Aravind's Geetha Arts and Aman Gill's Brat Films.