Shahid Kapoor confirms Jersey’s release being postponed to 2022; Says ‘We as a team feel it is prudent’
As the Omicron cases are on a significant rise in the country, every state has announced a different set of restrictions for the people. Tuesday came as a big blow to the cinema lovers and Bollywood as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a Yellow alert in the state. As a result, theatres will be shut effective today. Well, since Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur’s Jersey was all set to hit the theatres on December 31, 2021, the makers have had to take the hard pill of postponing their film. Shahid took to his Instagram handle to confirm the news.
Reports of Jersey being pushed from December 31, 2021, to sometime in 2022 had come today after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a Yellow alert in the state. This alert includes the shutdown of theatres amongst many other restrictions. Shahid posted a long note on his Instagram handle that read, “In view of the current circumstances and new Covid guidelines, we as a team feel it is prudent to postpone the release of Jersey. We will see you with our film as soon as we can in 2022. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year.”
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Talking about Jersey, Shahid Kapoor plays the lead role of a father who returns to cricket only due to a promise made to his son. The film's trailer left fans emotional and many have been looking forward to seeing Shahid play a father on screen. Apart from Shahid, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur. It is a Hindi adaptation of Nani starrer Jersey.