Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, who has acted in two Telugu remake movies “Kabir Singh” and “Jersey”, on Tuesday mentioned appearing in a remake model is tougher as in comparison with taking part in authentic characters. The 40-year-old actor attained huge industrial success with 2019’s “Kabir Singh”, a Hindi remake of the 2017 Telugu movie “Arjun Reddy” starring Vijay Deverakonda. Shahid is now awaiting launch of “Jersey”, a remake of actor Nani’s film by the identical identify.
“I’ve realised it is extremely troublesome to do a remake, and generally even harder than doing an authentic character as a result of it’s important to make it contemporary, it can not seem like copy-paste. It’s important to rediscover it yet again,” Shahid informed reporters right here on the trailer launch occasion of “Jersey”.
Drawing comparisons between working in an authentic movie and a remake, the actor mentioned he has been a part of some authentic movies which turned out to be “scary experiences” and that remakes are “useful” in a sure approach.
“I’ve been part of a number of films which I assumed had been going to be a sure approach after which once I noticed them I used to be like, ‘Did I actually signal this movie?’ I’d open the script once more simply to substantiate it. So I’ve had some very scary experiences. So, I need to confess that being part of a remake is certainly useful as an actor. You perceive what the story is and the way the filmmaker desires to specific himself whereas placing that story collectively and bringing his imaginative and prescient to it,” he added.
“Jersey” chronicles the story of a gifted however failed cricketer, who decides to return to the sphere in his late 30s pushed by the need to symbolize the Indian cricket crew and fulfil his son’s want for a jersey as a present.
Gowtam Tinnanauri, who helmed the 2019 authentic that obtained two trophies on the Nationwide Movie Awards together with greatest Telugu characteristic movie, has additionally directed the Hindi model.
Shahid mentioned he underwent cricket coaching for a number of months to get into the pores and skin of his character.
Having performed loads of cricket throughout his college days, the actor mentioned whereas the expertise got here helpful, there was a “lot of labor to be executed”. “I’m 40 years outdated so it pains rather a lot, all the pieces begins hurting. You aren’t a 20-year-old, who can choose up a bat and begin taking part in, cricket is a totally completely different talent and cricket is the preferred sport within the nation. We take our cricket very severely,” he mentioned.
Shahid shared he practised on the nets for 4 months earlier than starting the shoot for “Jersey” and performed for two-and-half months as soon as once more when the crew resumed filming in Mohali after the coronavirus pandemic-led lockdown was lifted.
“One factor I can say proudly is that there is no such thing as a shot within the movie which is performed and not using a season ball, we’ve no CG (computer-generated) photographs… We labored very exhausting to convey authenticity to the game a part of it.”
On the coronary heart, Kapoor mentioned “Jersey” isn’t just a sports activities drama however a narrative about human triumph. “You need to at all times chase your goals and it’s by no means too late. Age is rarely a barrier and this movie is about that,” he added.
The movie additionally stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in pivotal roles.
Shahid, who’s reuniting along with his father and veteran actor Kapur for “Jersey”, mentioned it’s scary to work with one’s father particularly when he belongs to the identical career. The actual-life father-son duo have beforehand shared display house in “Mausam” (2011) and “Shaandaar” (2015).
“It’s nonetheless nerve wracking working with him however it is usually a pleasure working with him. I’m not intimidated by him, intimidation is a incorrect phrase. When you will have a lot respect and regard for any individual you need to have the ability to be the very best.
“As an actor it’s superb to be standing in the identical body with an amazing actor, no matter if he’s my father or not. It’s about two individuals standing within the body as actors and seeing what he’s doing along with his craft actually was an amazing studying for me,” he added.
Offered by Allu Arvind and backed by Aman Gill, Dil Raju, and S Naga Vamsi, “Jersey” is slated to be launched on December 31, 2021.