Shahid Kapoor, the Hindi actor, on Monday announced that he has wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming film Jersey. He posted a photo of himself looking at an empty stadium and penned a note calling it his “best filmmaking experience yet”.
Kapoor wrote that the team completed the shoot in about 47 days, with safety protocols in place. The final schedules were shot in Uttarakhand and Chandigarh
In his post, Kapoor thanked the crew “for coming to set every day, putting themselves at risk and doing what we all love doing”.
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He also posted a story that showed him and the crew celebrating the film’s wrap by cutting a cake. “14th December 2019 to 14th December 2020 … This is my dream team. Each of them has my deepest gratitude,” he wrote along with the picture.
Directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, the film’s shoot was halted in mid-March, owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. Shooting was resumed after almost seven months.
“Jersey is a story that speaks of a Phoenix rising from the ashes. The triumph of an indomitable spirit. If there was ever a time I could connect with the underlying spirit of a film this was it,” Kapoor wrote.
Jersey is the official Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu film of the same name, starring Nani in the lead. The story revolves around Arjun, a failed cricketer, who decides to make a comeback to fulfill his son’s wish to play for India.
The remake also stars Mrunal Thakur and Kapoor’s father and senior actor Pankaj Kapur in prominent roles. The film is produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill, and Dil Raju. While the film was initially slated to release on August 28, there has been no confirmation regarding the new release date.