As we reported earlier, Shahid Kapoor after his last hit Kabir Singh, will once again be seen in the Hindi remake of yet another Telugu hit, Jersey. Now we hear that the latest addition to this film, is none other than the actor’s father, Pankaj Kapoor. Reportedly Shahid will be seen playing a role of a cricketer in the film; and his father has been roped in to play the role of a mentor to Shahid’s character, who will be his pillar of support.
The father-son duo is all set to reunite for the third time on silver screens after Mausam and Shaandaar. An excited Pankaj Kapoor gave an official statement about coming on board with the film and said,
“I am very excited to be part of the film. Jersey is a very strong story and is driven by emotions. Working with Shahid has always been very interesting and I have always admired his ability to portray emotions beautifully.”
The director of the Hindi remake, Gowtam Tinnanuri, stated his happiness about Pankaj Kapoor’s association with the film and said,
“Pankaj sir is such a great actor and we have all grown up seeing his work. To be able to direct him is a great honour and I know that he will fit perfectly for the role of a mentor in the movie.”
Meanwhile Shahid has started his cricket training on the turf to mould himself into the character of a cricketer. Recently the actor had posted a video on social media wherein he was seen playing cricket. Shahid will start his shoot for the film from next week in Chandigarh.
The film is being presented by Allu Aravind, produced by Aman Gill and Dil Raju. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur in the leading role, which is expected to release in August 2020.