With ace actors Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh playing cricketers in their upcoming films, a comparison is bound to happen. However, the Kabir Singh actor recently clarified how ‘Jersey’ and ‘83’ though based on the sport of cricket, are still poles apart. While ’83 highlights a major event in the history of the Indian cricket, Jersey is more of an individual's journey, swimming against the tides to prove himself to the society and his near and dear ones. During a recent event, the actor shed light on various aspects of his upcoming film and his preparations for the same.
Shedding light on how Jersey is different from ’83, he was quoted saying by IANS, “‘Jersey' is a very personal film. It's a human journey and it touched me deeply. It's a very emotional film, so I am guessing both films must have their individual identity. I am definitely looking forward to watching ‘83.” Whereas talking about ’83 he said, “‘83 is a wonderful subject and I wish all the best to the makers of that film. It's about India's triumph in the 1983 Cricket World Cup and that's something everybody wants to watch." ALSO READ: Jersey: Shahid Kapoor Is Neck Deep In Preparations To Play A Cricketer, We Have Picture Proof
After the tremendous success of Kabir Singh at the box office, the actor has been rehearsing to learn the nitty gritties of the game of cricket, to look authentic on screen. The actor few days ago, had shared a picture on his Instagram, kick starting his practice session for Jersey. He captioned the image as, “#jersey the prep begins.”
Jersey is a Bollywood remake of Telugu film helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also directed the original movie; it depicts the journey of Arjun who at the age of 36, blooms in the game of cricket, to prove his mettle to his son and the world.
While Jersey releases in August 2020, ’83 is set to hit the screens in April 2020.
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