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Shahid Kapoor steps into Nani's shoes for Jersey remake, will release in August 2020

The news was confirmed by director Gowtham Thinnanauri, who also directed the original Telugu film released this April.

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The success of Kabir Singh (2019), a remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017), seems to have spurred Shahid Kapoor to take on another remake. The actor has been confirmed for Gowtham Thinnanauri's Hindi remake of Jersey. The 2019 Telugu film featured Nani in the lead role of a struggling cricketer wanting to make it to the national team. 

The news was confirmed by director Gowtham in an IANS report. Thinnanauri said, "I'm really looking forward to remaking my film Jersey in Hindi and taking it to national audiences and there is no one better than Shahid Kapoor to recreate the magic of the original for Hindi audiences."

The Telugu film featured Nani in the role of Arjun, a wannabe cricketer who is struggling in the lower state leagues. The story charts his progress through his familial struggles to finally break into the national team. 

The Hindi remake of the film will be produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju. The film is being scheduled for a release in August 2020.