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Jersey: OG Actor Nani Reacts On Shahid Kapoor Stepping Into His Shoes, ‘He Will Do Better’


September 14, 2021

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OG Actor Nani Reacts On Shahid Kapoor Stepping Into His Shoes, ‘He Will Do Better’

Actor Shahid Kapoor’s next Jersey will be a Hindi remake of the Telugu hit film, Jersey. The film will be releasing this Diwali on 5th November 2021. The original film starred Nani. In a recent interview with a leading publication, the Telugu actor spoke about Shahid Kapoor’s performance in the Hindi version of Jersey and had confidence in Shahid’s performance.

Jersey narrates the story of a former cricket player who makes a comeback in the game to inspire his son. The Telugu version of the film was steer headed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and he has directed the Hindi version of the film as well. Speaking to a leading daily,  Nani said he was confident about Shahid playing the role originally played by him. He said: “I think he will do it better. He is a brilliant performer and can really get into the skin of the character.”

Nani also mentioned that he had taken a look at some of the pictures Shahid Kapoor portraying the role of of the cricketer and felt that Shahid Kapoor has done full justice to the role and director Gowtam Tinnanuri is pleased with the end result of the film, he said, ”Gowtam (Tinnanuri) showed me a few pictures – the director of the original, and it looks very promising. Gowtam is somebody who is a man of very few words, even if he likes something – I know it but not everyone can say it – I can see it on his face when he likes something. He doesn’t say much, but when Gowtam told me how happy he was with the output of the Hindi version, I already can imagine how brilliantly it would have come out.”

Apart from Shahid Kapoor, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur. It was shot during the pandemic but the release got delayed due to the lockdown. The film went on floors in December 2020 and Shahid Kapoor had made public news about his upcoming release. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the film as Shahid Kapoor will be essaying a unique role.

The actor took to his Twitter handle and excited his fans as he announced that he has officially wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming film, Jersey. Shahid Kapoor never fails to allure his audience with his posts and videos and perpetually posts photos with his family members too that are super adorable. Undoubtedly, Shahid Kpoor is one of the most versatile actors of B-Town.

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