Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey has been making headlines ever since it was announced. Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur are currently busy promoting the film. On Monday, it came as a surprise to many as it was revealed that the film's release date has been postponed. The film which was all set to hit the theatres on April 14 will now be released on 22nd of April.
Amid this, ETimes reported that writer Rajneesh Jaiswal has filed a case against the makers of the film, alleging that Jersey's story/script is his. The entire matter is to be heard by Justice Chagla in Mumbai High Court today.
Jersey is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and produced by Dil Raju, S. Naga Vamsi and Aman Gill. Shahid essays the role of a cricketer Arjun. Mrunal plays his wife in the film. Veteran actor Pankaj Kapur is also a part of the film. ALSO READ:Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt WEDDING: Shahid Kapoor Refuses To Wish Couple, Says, ‘I Refrain To Comment Till There’s An Official Announcement
The film has been postponed by a week. The film's producer Aman Gill said in a statement, "As a team, we have put our blood sweat and tears into 'Jersey' and would like our beloved film to reach all of you in the wildest possible way. Jersey will now release on 22nd April."
For the uninitiated, Shahid Kapoor starrer is a remake of the Telugu hit 'Jersey' which starred Nani in the lead role. Earlier during an Instagram live session, Shahid had said that Jersey's story, about a man who finds fame late in his life, resonated with him as he has also gone through his share of lows in his career.
Just like Shahid's fans, Nani is also excited about the film. Earlier, when Nani was asked if Shahid Kapoor will be able to play the part as well as he did, he told Pinkvilla, "Hundred percent. I think he will do it better. He is a brilliant performer and can really get into the skin of the character."