The Jersey remake starring Shahid Kapoor is all set to finally roll in December. The Goutam Tinnauri-directed Hindi film is a remake of the Telugu film of the same name, and had starred Nani and Shraddha Srinath of Milan Talkies fame.
The makers were originally waiting on Rashmika Mandanna’s dates, but they have now locked in on the Super 30 and Batla House actress Mrunal Thakur for the female lead.
“Rashmika turned down the film and the movie went to Mrunal, who immediately assigned her dates, and the film will now be shot December onwards. Mrunal has been a part of two successful Hindi movies — Super 30 with Hrithik Roshan and Batla House with John Abraham — and was an easy choice as she was waiting for the right opportunity,” says a source.
Jersey is a cricket-based film and will be the first off the blocks. It is the story of a cricketer who does everything to get his son an India jersey.
Karan Johar has also acquired the rights to Dear Comrade, which is a story of a union leader who falls in love with a state-level cricketer, for making a remake in Hindi. Meanwhile, a Kirti Azad film named Kirket released two weeks ago, and Kabir Khan’s ’83 starring Ranveer Singh is also coming soon.