Hyderabad: Remakes are always questioned and compared to the original. Now, Telugu star Nani’s 2019 sports drama ‘Jersey’ is being remade in Hindi featuring leading Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor. As the story and the treatment are quite similar, it is natural that the lead actors in both the languages will be drawn into a comparison.
However, clearing the air even before the release of the Hindi remake, actor Nani says he thinks Shahid will do a better job than him.
The film ‘Jersey’ chronicles the story of a former cricket player who wants to get back to the game to inspire his son. Director Gowtam Tinnanuri, who helmed the original, has directed the Hindi version as well.
In an interview with ‘Pinkvilla’, Nani said he was confident about Shahid playing the role originally played by him. “I think he will do it better. He is a brilliant performer and can really get into the skin of the character,” he said.
Nani also revealed he had seen some pictures of the Hindi version and knew director Gowtam was pleased with the outcome. “Gowtam (Tinnanuri) – the director of the original, showed me a few pictures, and it looks very promising. Gowtam is a man of few words, even if he likes something – I know it but not everyone can say it… I can see it on his face when he likes something. He doesn’t say much, but when Gowtam told me how happy he was with the output of the Hindi version, I already can imagine how brilliantly it would have come out,” Nani shared.
In the Hindi remake, apart from Shahid Kapoor, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur.