EXCLUSIVE: Shahid Kapoor's Jersey remake gets delayed for THIS reason

Owing to the success of the Telugu film jersey, the makers of the cricket-drama are looking forward to remake the film in Hindi with Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor.
EXCLUSIVE: Shahid Kapoor's  Jersey remake gets delayed for THIS reason EXCLUSIVE: Shahid Kapoor's Jersey remake gets delayed for THIS reason
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The sports drama genre, be it fictional or biopics has always piqued the interest of the audience as well as the actors. Among the few sports films in Telugu cinema is Jersey starring Nani. The film won many hearts and garnered lot of critical acclaim. Owing to the success of the Telugu film, the makers of the cricket-drama are looking forward to remake the film in Hindi. According to reports, the Hindi remake rights have been bagged by director and producer Karan Johar. However, according to our source, nothing has been finalized yet. The talks are still at the initial stages as Telugu producer Dil Raju refused to part with the rights. 

According to our source, "It was Shahid who showed a keen interest in Jersey. He was instrumental in making sure the film gets a Hindi remake. When he watched the film, he felt it has got a universal appeal and it caught his fancy. It is extremely emotional and is based on cricket and Shahid has been wanting to do a sports film for quite some time now." 

So what actually happened? Our source reveals details of what was going on behind-the-scenes. "Rana Daggubati who is a friend of Karan Johar and Dil Raju, the producer of Jersey, got both of them connected. It was Rana who told KJo to take up the rights to the film and when the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director watched it, he also loved it. Shahid also touched base with Karan and both of them agreed to do the film."

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But soon, everything went for a toss. "There was a disagreement over the remake rights. Dil Raju refused to part with the rights and demanded a really high amount. The main thing is that he wants to make it himself. The deal he was getting from Dharma Productions didn't work out with him and Karan also decided to finally opt out."

"Now, Jersey will definitely be remade in Hindi. But Dil Raju will produce it, and get other financers on board. Kabir Singh has turned out to be a huge blockbuster at the box office and the producer also is interested in getting Shahid to play Nani's role from the original. But the actor has expressed his reservations after Kabir Singh's release. Although he loves the story of Jersey, he doesn't want to do another South remake immediately after Kabir Singh. So, now, let's see whether Dil Raju will make the film with someone else or wait for Shahid till he completes another project in between."

It may be noted that the remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy titled Kabir Singh opened to a massive response by the audience. It would be interesting to see Shahid Kapoor playing another intense and powerful role as a cricketer in the Jersey remake. Jersey was praised by Tollywood stars like Jr NTR, SS Rajamouli, Rana Daggubati among others.  

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Please do it Shahid

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