Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor starts preparing for the Hindi remake of Telugu film “Jersey”.
Shahid Kapoor will play a cricketer in his mid-thirties. Now, according to reports, Mrunal Thakur has been roped in to play Shahid Kapoor’s leading lady in the film.
The actress is excited to play the lead, she said, “I’m super excited to play the lead opposite Shahid in ‘Jersey’. When I saw the original film I was bowled over by its passionate emotional journey.”
Mrunal Thakur to romance Shahid Kapoor
She further said, “It felt like I had lived a full lifetime of experiences in those two plus hours. So deep was the affect of the film on me that I couldn’t get it out of my heart the whole night so I immediately watched it again the next day, I can’t wait for Hindi audiences to experience a similar impact!”
While talking to Mumbai Mirror, the director said he could only think of Mrunal as his female lead when the team finalised the idea of remaking Jersey in Hindi. He said, “After Shahid came on board, I only had Mrunal in mind for the lead. I loved her performance and confidence in Super 30. She’s a perfect fit for this part in Jersey.”
The film will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanauri who helmed the original as well.
Produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju, the film is releasing on August 28, 2020.