After impressing the audiences with Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor has started working on his next, which is a remake of South superhit Jersey and the actor recently got candid about his character in the movie.
When asked about Jersey, he said, “I am very nervous! After Kabir Singh I constantly think about which film should I sign, what would people be expecting out of me. I often feel I can’t live up to their expectations because people have loved it so much. I have never got so much love before so I really don’t know what would be the right film to do next.”
“About Jersey, I didn’t have it in my mind to star in a remake again. I wanted to do an original film as people shouldn’t feel he is just doing remakes. But I heard a lot of scripts and when I saw Jersey it touched my heart,” he further added.
Giving some details about his character, the actor said, “Yes, it’s about cricket but it’s also about a 36-year-old, who is father to a six-year-old son. He used to be a cricketer but has left the sport now and at the age of 36 he decides to return to cricket, as he is passionate about it. So I could relate to this story as I am 38 now and I also used to feel ki koi blockbuster picture to aa nahi rahi hai, kuch aur try karu kya? We all go through this phase and I feel that one should keep doing whatever they love to do even if they don’t achieve much success in that.”
“I cried four times while watching Jersey. This character is completely different from Kabir Singh, he is very calm but his intensity and his journey is very inspiring,” he concluded.
Directed by Gautam Tinnanauri, who had also helmed the original, Jersey also stars Mrunal Thakur.
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