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Mumbai: Actress Mrunal Thakur at the red carpet of Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai on Oct 17, 2019. (Photo: IANS) Image Credit: IANS

Actress Mrunal Thakur, who has starred in movies such as ‘Super 30’ and ‘Batla House’, will now be seen as the female lead in Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Jersey’.

‘Jersey’ is a Hindi remake of the Telugu hit of the same name.

The Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original movie.

“I’m super excited to play the lead opposite Shahid in ‘Jersey’. When I saw the original film I was bowled over by its passionate emotional journey,” Thakur said.

“It felt like I had lived a full lifetime of experiences in those two plus hours. So deep was the affect of the film on me that I couldn’t get it out of my heart the whole night so I immediately watched it again the next day, I can’t wait for Hindi audiences to experience a similar impact.”

Thakur’s character will be the anchor to Kapoor’s, who goes on an emotional journey against all odds to play cricket for the country in his mid 30s.

On casting Thakur, Tinnanuri said: “After Shahid came on board, I only had Mrunal on my mind for the lead opposite him, I loved her performance and confidence in ‘Super 30’ opposite Hrithik Roshan and felt she’s perfectly fit for the part in Jersey and will do full justice to the role.”

Produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill, Dil Raju, the film releases in India on August 28, 2020.