Mrunal Thakur to play the female lead in Jersey remake

Instagram: Mrunal Thakur
Instagram: Mrunal Thakur

There’s a trend of South remakes going on in Bollywood. After Kabir Singh this year, Shahid Kapoor will be starring in the Hindi remake of Telugu film Jersey. The Nani and Shraddha Srinath starrer released earlier this year and had received a great response at the box office.

While we know that Shahid plays the male lead in the film, the makers have now announced that Mrunal Thakur has been roped in to star opposite the actor in the film. It was yesterday when Mrunal hinted about a big announcement to her fans.

She had posted on Instagram, “So so so soooo excited to share something with you guys …. Can’t wait for tomorrow…. Any guesses?”


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So so so soooo excited to share something with you guys …. Can’t wait for tomorrow…. Any guesses? ???

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Today, while talking to a tabloid, Mrunal stated that she has seen the original film and loved it. She stated, “So deep was the impact of the film that I couldn’t get it out of my heart the whole night, and immediately watched it again the next day. It felt like I had lived a full lifetime in two hours.”

Director Gowtham Tinnanuri, who had helmed Jersey, will also be directing the remake. While talking about casting Mrunal he told the tabloid, “After Shahid came on board, I only had Mrunal in mind for the lead. I loved her performance and confidence in Super 30. She’s a perfect fit for this part in Jersey.”

Mrunal, a well-known face on the small screen, made her Bollywood debut with Super 30 this year. She was also seen opposite John Abraham in Batla House. While she impressed everyone with her performance in Super 30, she wasn’t that good in Batla House. But Mrunal surely has some interesting projects in her kitty. Apart from Jersey remake, she will be seen in Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofan and Karan Johar’s Netflix film Ghost Stories.