The Nani starrer Jersey, released a few months ago, did well at the box office. It is a period sports drama written and directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri and produced by Suryadevar Naga Vamsi under his banner Sithara Entertainments. The film had Nani and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles while Sanusha, Sathyaraj, Sampath Raj, Viswant and Ronit Kamra played pivotal roles. Music was scored by Anirudh Ravichander with cinematography handled by Sanu Varghese.
Following its success, the Hindi remake rights have been bagged by ace director and producer Karan Johar. Reports are that Gowtham Tinnanuri, the director of the Telugu version, may be wielding the megaphone for the Hindi remake but sources say that talks are in very nascent stages and nothing has been finalized yet. On the hero to be reprising Naniās role, sources say that it could be Shahid Kapoor. We need to wait for more official details on this remake.
It may be noted here that the remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy, titled Kabir Singh, hit the marquee recently to mixed reviews. Sandeep Vanga, who had directed the original version, had wielded the megaphone for the remake as well. However, critics pointed out that Kabir Singh failed to recreate the magic that the original version did at the box office.
The film was bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde under the banners T-Series and Cine1 Studios. Kiara Advani played the female lead in Kabir Singh. Arjun Reddy was one of the biggest hits in Telugu in the recent past. Incidentally, Arjun Reddy was made on a budget of Rs 5 crore and it went on to rake in Rs 51 crore at the box office.
Jersey has impressed both critics and audiences alike and has been identified as one of the most important films in recent times. Tollywood Stars Jr NTR, Rajamouli, Rana Daggunati, and some others praised and congratulated Nani for his stellar performance.
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