Bollywood actor Pankaj Kapoor has joined the cast of Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming movie ‘Jersey’. The 65-year-old will play the role of a mentor in the movie.
The sports drama is the Hindi remake 2018 Tollywood movie named the same. Actor Shahid Kapoor will essay the role of a cricketer in this movie.
Recently, the Kabir Singh fame actor shared a couple of videos from his practice session. The actor was seen hitting the ball out of the park in those videos. Shahid is going through rigorous training to get into the skin of the character.
The story of the movie revolves around the life of Arjun, a young talented cricketer, who gets a second chance to fulfill his dream of playing for the Indian Cricket team.
Jersey is written and directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri. He also directed the original version.
Speaking to a leading news agency, actor Pankaj Kapoor spoke about his new role. he said ‘’ I am very excited to be a part of this project. the story of the movie is very strong and is driven by emotions.”
‘’it is always a pleasure to work with Shahid. He manages to express his emotions on screen beautifully’, the actor added.
The last time the father-son duo was seen together on the silver screen was in 2015 comedy-drama, Shaandaar. Pankaj played the role of Alia Bhatt’s father in the movie.
Jersey releases in August 2020.