Shahid will be seen playing the lead in the Hindi version of Telugu film Jersey, which originally starred Nani. It will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original one and will be produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju under their banners Sri Venkateswara Creations and Geetha Arts. "You learn from them, but as far as you are getting opportunity to act, and as far as people are interested in you, you have to enjoy it and give it your best", Shahid recently said about his career.
The Hindi remake will start rolling soon. The release date has been locked as August 28, 2020. A trade expert close to the film also adds that Shahid will also keep 30 per cent of the profit share. The Hindi version will be directed by Gowtham Tinnanauri, who also helmed the original movie.
Another interesting aspect of the remake is that Dil Raju will make his Bollywood debut as a producer.
"Jersey" original starred Shraddha Srinath opposite Nani. There is a talk that Rashmika Mandanna might be the female lead, but it is not official yet.
Regarding whether he witnessed any changes post Kabir Singh's success, Shahid shared, "I don't think I have observed big changes in my life after the release of that film". A remake of Vijay Deverakonda's Telugu hit Arjun Reddy, Kabir Singh had Kiara Advani as its leading lady.