After the success of Kabir Singh, superstar Shahid Kapoor is all set for his upcoming film Jersey which is also a remake of Telugu film released in 2019. The news about Shahid stepping into the shoes of Nani has already been revealed, apart from that, the release date of Jersey remake was also announced. The sports drama film will hit the theatres next year on August 28, 2020.
Recently, a new update of the movie has come out. There were reports that Rashmika Mandanna has been roped in to play the female lead but now according to reports the actor walked out so Mrunal Thakur is expected to replace her. It should be noted that South star Rashmika was not satisfied with the fees and decided to opt-out of the film. However, no official statement about Mrunal playing the role has been made yet.
As per reports, the makers of the film will start shooting by next month and Shahid is all set to woo his fans once again by his performance. Dil Raju wanted Rashmika to play the main female lead but later after discussions, filmmakers took the script to Mrunal as they wanted a fresh pairing for Jersey. Reports say Mrunal has already been roped in for another sports drama film titled Toofan alongside Farhan Akhtar. The actor has not accepted the offer yet but it seems she is interested in the script.
On the work front, Rashmika was last seen in Dear Comrade opposite Vijay Devarakonda and has too many films in her kitty right now including Sarileru Neekevvaru, Sulthan and AA 20. On the other hand, Mrunal was last seen in Super 30 and Batla House. The actor will be seen in Karan Johar’s Ghost Stories and it will be interesting to see her opposite Farhan in Toofan.