The actress's last two films were opposite Hrithik Roshan in Super 30 (2019) and John Abraham in Batla House (2019).
Mrunal Thakur cast opposite Shahid Kapoor in Jersey remake
Mumbai - 19 Nov 2019 12:30 IST
Mrunal Thakur has been cast in the lead opposite Shahid Kapoor in the upcoming Hindi remake of the Telugu hit, Jersey (2019). The actress's presence in the cast was confirmed by director Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the Telugu film.
Speaking of Thakur's casting, the director said, "After Shahid came on board, I only had Mrunal on my mind for the lead opposite him, I loved her performance and confidence in Super 30 (2019) opposite Hrithik Roshan and felt she’s perfectly fit for the part in Jersey and will do full justice to the role."
Speaking to the news agency IANS in an interview, the actress said, "I’m super excited to play the lead opposite Shahid in Jersey (2020). When I saw the original film I was bowled over by its passionate emotional journey. It felt like I had lived a full lifetime of experiences in those two plus hours."
"So deep was the affect of the film on me that I couldn’t get it out of my heart the whole night so I immediately watched it again the next day, I can’t wait for Hindi audiences to experience a similar impact!," she added.
The actress will play the role essayed by Shraddha Srinath in the Telugu film of the same name released earlier this year. The film follows the story of a 30-year-old aspiring cricketer who pursues his passion beyond all odds and makes it into the Hyderabad's Ranji cricket team.
Shahid Kapoor has already begun prep for the film, and has been improving his cricket skills. The actor shared pictures of his net sessions on Instagram recently.
The Hindi remake, produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill, and Dil Raju, is due to be released on 28 August 2020.