Mrunal Thakur -- who made her Bollywood debut in 2019 with Hrithik Roshan’s biographical film Super 30 -- has been roped in to play Shahid Kapoor’s love interest in Jersey, a Hindi remake of Gowtam Tinnanuri’s Telugu film of the same name. Gowtam is directing the Hindi version as well. Speaking about Mrunal’s casting, the filmmaker said, “After Shahid came on board, I only had Mrunal on my mind for the lead opposite him. I loved her performance and confidence in Super 30 opposite Hrithik Roshan and felt she's perfectly fit for the part in Jersey and will do full justice to the role."
The actress, who has previously appeared in soap operas and Marathi movies, also played the female lead in John Abraham’s recent action thriller Batla House. On working with Shahid, 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.”
Talking more about the Telugu version of Jersey, she said it felt like she had ‘lived a full lifetime of experiences’ while watching it and had watched it again the next day. She said, “I can't wait for Hindi audiences to experience a similar impact!"
Shahid Kapoor took Instagram to share the picture about his preparation for upcoming cricket drama Jersey
In Jersey, Shahid is playing the role of a cricketer who joins the sport in his mid ‘30s, an age when many people retire from this competitive sport. Meanwhile, Mrunal’s character will be seen supporting Shahid on this challenging journey. Speaking about the film in an interview, Shahid said, “It took me some time to decide what to do next after Kabir Singh. But the minute I saw Jersey, I knew I wanted it to be my next. It is a wonderful, inspiring and personal human journey that I connected with deeply.” Produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju, Jersey is slated to release on 28th August 2020.