Shahid Kapoor, who will soon be seen in the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit, Jersey, shared how he got emotional after watching the original film. He said he cried four times after watching the film as he could completely relate to the leading character, who is close to the actor’s age. Elaborating, he said “Actually, I cried four times when I saw the film. This character is not like Kabir Singh at all. He is very quiet and introverted in nature. But his journey is inspiring.”
He further explained, “I never wanted to be part of a remake again (after Kabir Singh). I wanted to do an original film because people might think I am only doing remakes, but when I saw the film (Jersey), it touched my heart. Although it is based on cricket, it tells the story of a 36-year-old guy who has a six year old son. He used to play cricket but he quit the game. For certain reasons, at the age of 36, he decides to play cricket again because that’s the only thing he knows.”
Shahid who has been busy working on this remake for a while now, further added, “Personally, I could relate with this story because, I too, am 38 years old. Sometimes, I also used to feel that I am not delivering a blockbuster film, so what should I do? Should I try something else? There is a time in everyone’s life when we wonder why we are not doing well. Then you do something else, or make some kind of compromise. Deep down, I feel you should do things you love or feel connected to, whether you get success or not. You should feel satisfaction in heart while doing what you do. That’s the message of this film.”
The Hindi remake of Jersey will star Mrunal Thakur opposite Shahid. The film is scheduled to release on 28 August next year.