Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor is on a high creating a sensation as Kabir Singh. For all the negative reviews and critics blasting the makers, the film which is a remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy became one of the biggest grossers this year.
He is now starring in the remake of Natural Star Nani's Jersey. The film is directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri. Shahid Kapoor who is slipping into the role of cricketer, speaking about the role said he sees himself in the character.
He said: “I am very nervous because I don’t know what will be right and what the audience will like after Kabir Singh. I never wanted to do a remake; I wanted to do an original film because people should not feel that I am only doing remakes. But when I watched the film, it touched my heart.”
Shahid sharing his feelings said: “It’s about cricket but it’s also about a 36-year-old guy who has a six-year-old son. And the guy has left cricket, but for some reason, he decides to get back to what he is passionate about.”
He said he personally relates himself to the role adding: “I personally related to that story because I am also 38 now; I used to think I am not delivering blockbusters and wonder if I should try something else. We all reach a point where we all think ‘Why aren’t we getting there? Have I done something wrong?’ Deep down, I feel that whatever you feel close to your heart, you should keep doing that. The film’s message is impactful and I cried four times when I watched the film. This character is not like Kabir Singh. Even I have gone through weak moments, and all I know is acting, so I kept on trying. When I watch the film, I think I want to say this to my audience.”