Official: Shahid Kapoor to star in Jersey Hindi remake
Nani’s sports drama ‘Jersey’ is one of the biggest hits in Telugu cinema this year. The film written and directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri had Nani playing the role of a cricketer. It is an inspiring story of a middle-aged making his return to cricket. The film has an universal storyline and naturally talks about it getting remade have been doing the rounds for some time now.
After lots of speculations, the Hindi version of ‘Jersey’ has just been officially announced. Shahid Kapoor will be playing the lead role in the film. The Hindi remake will also be helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who directed the original. Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju are producing the film, which is scheduled for release on August 28, 2020.
Apart from the Hindi remake, a Tamil version of ‘Jersey’ is also on cards. The Tamil rights is with actor Rana Dagguabati and he is planning to remake the movie in Tamil with Vishnu Visha in the lead. It must be noted that, Vishnu was a professional cricketer in his younger days. He has also played a cricketer’s role in thr hit film ‘Jeeva’. Nelson Venkatesan of ‘Monster’ and ‘Oru Naal Koothu’ fame is said to be the front runner to direct the Tamil remake.