Shahid Kapoor’s film Jersey opened in theatres on Friday and on its release day, the film got a huge shout out from Nani, who starred in the original rendition. He tweeted: “Watched Jersey and our Gowtam Tinnanuri again hit it out of the park. What performances and heart. Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapoor Sir and my boy Ronit. This is true good cinema. Congratulations.” Replying to Nani’s tweet, Shahid wrote: “Thank you. From one Arjun to another. Big love my friend. You have a big heart and that’s what Jersey is all about. More power to you.”
Read Nani’s tweet and Shahid Kapoor’s response here:
Thank you. From one Arjun to another. Big love my friend. You have a big heart and that’s what jersey is all about. More power to you. https://t.co/mMOkevCH5T
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) April 22, 2022
In Jersey, Shahid Kapoor plays the role of a cricketer. The original film was made in Telugu and it starred Nani in the lead role. It received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and the National Film Award for Best Editing.
Jersey opened to largely mixed reviews from film critics. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave the film 2.5 stars out of 5 and he wrote: “On the acting front, Shahid is the Man of the Match all right. The team effort behind him is strengthened by the performances from Mrunal Thakur, who lends a quite grace to conveying both the inner turmoil and the fortitude of a woman holding firm amid many an upheaval, and Ronit Kamra, a confident child actor who played the same role in the Telugu original.”
Shahid Kapoor, son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem, is a star of critically acclaimed as well as hit films like Udta Punjab, Haider, Jab We Met, “Padmaavat”, Ishq Vishk and the 2019 hit Kabir Singh, co-starring Kiara Advani.