Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh was one of the biggest hits of 2019 and his career of 15 years in the industry. The film had collected over Rs. 250 crore at the box office in India. While it was an important milestone in his life, Shahid admitted it was a new experience for him.
As a result, he approached those who had previously been in the Rs. 200-250 crore club with their releases. Shahid confessed during the trailer release of his upcoming film Jersey. He said, “After Kabir Singh released, I went like a beggar to everybody. I went to all these people who've made these Rs. 200-250 crore films. I've never been a part of this club, so it was completely new to me. Having spent 15-16 years in the industry, I never had such a huge grosser. So, when it finally happened, I didn't know where to go, it was all new to me,”.
“You could say, I tried my best not to do this (Jersey, which he was offered before doing Kabir Singh). So, credit to Gowtam (Gowtam Tinnanuri, the director) for still working with me, waiting for me, and I'm so happy I did this. I can safely say this is my best film yet,” Shahid added.
The actor also revealed that he was approached for Jersey weeks before Kabir Singh had released and he watched the original movie, which starred Nani in the forefront. “I heard this story and it stayed with me. I saw this film 2 weeks before Kabir Singh was released and I cried buckets. I saw it with Mira and my manager and they were both looking at me,” he said.
Jersey is a remake of a Telugu movie of the same name. In the remake, Shahid is essaying the role of a retired cricketer who hopes to meet his son's dream of buying him a jersey. The original film won a National Award in 2021.
The star cast of Jersey includes Shahid in the lead as Arjun, Mrunal Thakur as Vidya, Ronit Kamra as Karan "Kittu", and Shahid’s father Pankaj Kapur as Coach.
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