The film is a Hindi remake of the Telugu original which goes by the same name, Jersey. Shahid Kapoor
plays a cricketer in his mid-thirties. While Shahid is training hard to make for a convincing cricketer on-screen, media sources have learned that the makers of the film have chosen Mrunal Thakur to star alongside Shahid as his love interest.
The actress featured with Hrithik Roshan
in Super 30, and beside John Abraham in Batla House.
In Jersey, the 27-year-old actress will be an anchor for Shahid’s character as he tries to create a space for himself in Team India at an age when people contemplate retirement from competitive sports.
She stated that she was, “bowled over by the passionate emotional journey” of the Telugu original.
She continued, “So deep was the impact of the film that I couldn’t get it out of my heart the whole night, and immediately watched it again the next day. It felt like I had lived a full life in two hours.”
For director Gowtham Tinnanuri, the actress was always the first choice. “After Shahid came on board, I only had Mrunal in mind for the lead. I loved her performance and confidence in Super 30. She’s a perfect fit for this part in Jersey,” he concluded.