Shahid Kapoor shared the trailer for the upcoming Jersey movie. The cricket film is a remake of a Telugu film of the same name and is set to be released in December.
In the film, Shahid Kapoor plays a former cricketer who wants to return to the game to inspire his son, while Mrunal Thakur plays his wife. Director Gowtam Tinnanuri, who directed the prototype, has also directed the Hindi version.
The trailer opens with an unemployed, former cricketer trying to fulfill his son’s dream of buying a jersey. He tries to persuade his wife to borrow some money but she refuses. He then goes door to door, trying to arrange money, but eventually ends up stealing money from his wife’s wallet.
In the midst of all this, he is offered the job of assistant cricket team coach but seems hesitant. The trailer then shows his life as a cricketer and the things that led to his exit from the game.
This is Shahid’s second cricket film. He had previously starred in the 2009 film Dil Bole Hadippa! The film also starred Rani Mukherjee.
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The original Jersey starred Nani. The film also won a National Award. Speaking to Pinkvilla earlier this year, Nani praised Shahid and believed he would make an unforgettable show.
“I think he will do better. He is a great performer and he can really get into the skin of the character,” he said. Nani added that he has seen photos of the Hindi version of the Jersey and they look “promising”.
“Gowtam (Tinnanuri) showed me some photos – the director of the original, and it looks very promising. Gowtam is someone who is a human being with very few words, even if he likes something – I know but not everyone can say it – I can see it in his face when he likes something. “It does not say much, but when Gowtam told me how happy he was with the production of the Hindi version, I can already imagine how wonderful it would have turned out.”
Jersey is set to release on December 31, a week after Ranveer Singh is set to release his ’83 cricket film.
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