Shahid Kapoor on matching high expectations post Kabir Singh’s success


Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor

Last seen in Kabir Singh (2019), which turned out to be a huge money spinner at the box-office, Shahid Kapoor is presently busy preparing for his next offering. Just like Kabir Singh, which was an official remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy (2017), his next film is also a remake of yet another Telugu hit Jersey (2019) which entered theatres earlier this year.

At an award function, when Shahid Kapoor was asked what attracted him so much to the Jersey remake that he gave his nod to star in, he said that he wanted to do an original film after Kabir Singh so that people do not think he is choosing only remakes. But when he happened to watch Jersey, it touched his heart.

 

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The actor also added that he cried four times while watching it. “I felt I should take this story to people because even I have been through weak moments when I used to feel ‘Should I try something else? It’s not happening here.’ But acting is the only thing I know and love,” said Shahid Kapoor.

After the earth-shattering success of Kabir Singh, people have high expectations from Shahid Kapoor and the actor knows it well. “After Kabir Singh, it feels like ‘What will be the right film? What will be the expectations of the audience? If I can match those expectations because people have loved it so much. I have never got so much love before, so, I really don’t know,” said the actor in conclusion.

 

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The Jersey remake is being helmed by Gowtam Tinnanauri who also directed the original film in Telugu. Super 30 (2019) fame Mrunal Thakur has been roped in to play the female lead in the movie, Shahid Kapoor real-life father Pankaj Kapur has come onboard to play his reel-life father. The remake is scheduled to release in August 2020.