On Monday, Telugu Film Jersey received two awards at the prestigious 67th National Film Awards. The sports drama of 2019 won the Best Telugu Film and Best Editing category.
After the film’s win, actor Shahid Kapoor, who is set to play the lead role in the Hindi remake of Jersey, took to his social media to congratulate the team. His caption read, and wrote, “Huge congratulations to the entire team. Thanks for the extra pressure.”
Jersey (2019), starring Telugu actors Nani and Shraddha Srinath, wasdirected by Gowtam Tinnanuri and backed by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi. The sports drama tells the story of Arjun, a failed cricketer who decides to achieve his dream of representing the Indian team for his son. Gautam is also directing the Hindi remake of the film.
Sharing his address about the big win, the director said in a statement, “I’m very thankful that our film Jersey has received the highest honour, by winning the prestigious National Award for Best Film in Telugu. I’m overwhelmed with the love and response the film has received from all, and I’m eagerly looking forward to bringing the Hindi version of Jersey to the national audience this coming Diwali.”
The Hindi remake starring Shahid Kapoor is set to release theatrically on 5th November, with Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapoor also appearing in the lead roles with Shahid.