Shahid Kapoor due to return on set for new film, Jersey
The star is making his return to work in late September
Shahid Kapoor is due to return on set later this September to continue filming his upcoming movie Jersey. The film was due to release on August 28 but it had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As the Bollywood film industry slowly returns back to normal, Shahid Kapoor is said to be all set to finish off what he started in 2019. Shahid’s father, Pankaj Kapur will also star in the film.
The cricket themed drama is an adaptation of the 2019 Telugu-language film Jersey which was directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri. The 2020 remake will also be directed by Tinnanuri, and will star Shahid Kapoor as Arjun Raichand alongside Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur.
Soon after the 2019 release of Jersey, rumours of a Hindi remake circulated, and Shahid Kapoor was casted for the lead role of cricket player Arjun. Shraddha Kapoor was considered as a female lead however, the Tollywood actress Rashmika Mandanna was eventually chosen for the role.
Filming is said to restart in the scenic city of Chandigarh in Northern India, and a member of crew on the film shared information that there are still over 2 weeks of work to complete before they can send it off to edit. Shahid is said to have gone back into cricket training due to some crucial cricket scenes left to film.