Shahid Kapoor will be seen on the big screen after over two years. The actor was last seen in the film Kabir Singh that was released in 2019. He will next be seen in the film Jersey, which is a remake of a Telugu film of the same title starring Nani. The film also reunites Shahid and his father Pankaj Kapur onscreen.
The trailer of the film was released on Tuesday in the presence of the team of the film. At the trailer launch event, Shahid spoke about his experience of working with his father Pankaj Kapur in Jersey. The actor said that something nerve-wracking happened on the first day of shooting with his father. Ever since he has been scared to work with his father.
Sharing what happened on the first day of the shoot with his father, Shahid said, “It’s very scary to work with your dad, especially if he is an actor. I had shot about 15 days with the director and I felt that he was happy with my work and all. On the first day of shooting with my dad Pankaj though, we started the scene and Gautam took his shot first. And, my dad did the take and suddenly I saw Gautam’s expression had changed. So, I looked at him and said, ‘What happened man’. Very seriously, he went up to my dad and said, ‘outstanding sir, we are moving on’. Then he walked into a corner and I followed, as I was nervous, and I asked, ‘kya hua Gowtam sir’. So, he says, I am very concerned. I asked why and he replies, ‘will you be able to match his calibre in the shot because he is outstanding, no one will look at you’. So, that’s my dad. And, yes it’s nerve-wracking to work with him because of how great he is.”
Directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, Jersey will be released in theatres on December 31, 2021.