Actor Shahid Kapoor on Sunday announced that his film "Jersey", a Hindi remake of 2019 Telugu blockbuster of the same name, will hit the theatres on November 5. "Jersey" chronicles the story of a talented but failed cricketer, who decides to return to the field in his late 30s driven by the desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfil his son's wish for a jersey as a gift. Kapoor, 39, who plays the lead role in the movie, said the story celebrates undying "human spirit".
"JERSEY releasing in theatres this DIWALI 5th November 2021. The triumph of the human spirit. A journey I am so very proud of. This ones for the TEAM ," Kapoor wrote on Instagram.
The "Kabir Singh" star had started filming the movie earlier last year but the shoot was put on hold in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The team resumed the production in October and shot in various location in and around Dehradun and Chandigarh with safety protocols in place.
Producer Aman Gill said Diwali is the perfect time to release a family sports drama like "Jersey". It chronicles the story of a talented but failed cricketer, who decides to return to the field in his late 30s driven by the desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfil his son's wish for a jersey as a gift.
“Diwali is the biggest family festival of the year, and is the perfect time to bring ‘Jersey,’ a family sports drama to audiences, a time when all families can come together to celebrate this journey," Gill said.
Also starring Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur, the movie is directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri, who helmed the original as well.
Mrunal Thakur, recently, said she is heading to Chandigarh to shoot for "Jersey".
By creating a bio-bubble and strong quarantine rules, the unit will minimise contact with the outside world for pending days of the shoot, the actor revealed. Thakur said when the team decided to get back to work they had anticipated this situation but she has complete faith in her producers and unit members.
"Jersey" is presented by Allu Aravind and produced by Gill, Dil Raju and S Naga Vamsi.
(With PTI Inputs)