On March 16, the makers of Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming film, Jersey, were forced to call off their Chandigarh schedule following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Mirror has now learnt that after a six month break, the team will resume work from the first week of October.
“We will kick off with a 15-day outdoor schedule in Dehradun and Chandigarh. We won’t be shooting any cricketing portions, just some dramatic and emotional scenes between Mrunal Thakur and Shahid,” reveals a source close to the development. The Gowtam Tinnanuri directorial is set in two different time frames and this shoot will be with Shahid in his older avatar.
Jersey is the official remake of Nani’s 2019 Telugu hit by the same name and marks the return of Shahid on the big screen after the Arjun Reddy remake, Kabir Singh, which was a game changer for the actor. It is about an ageing cricketer who returns to the sport after a decade with the idea of earning some money to pay his lawyer’s fee and buy his son an Indian team jersey. He makes a stunning comeback before there is another twist in his life story.
With around 30 per cent of the shoot remaining, there will be one last schedule which will focus on the sport. “Shahid has already started brushing up his cricketing skills with his coach, but extensive training will begin only once the rains subside, towards October-end,” the source shares. “The plan is to wrap up the film by December and target a 2021 release. The post production work has been going on through the lockdown, with teams working remotely from their homes.”
After wrapping up Jersey, Shahid will begin prep of his upcoming action film with Shashank Khaitan titled Yoddha. It pairs him for the first time with Disha Patani and should roll in the first quarter of 2021. “It’s a contemporary action film that will be shot across several countries. Prep has begun with the team designing some daredevil stunts. Interestingly, even Disha will get a chance to get into action,” the source signs off.