Shahid Kapoor has been in the industry for more than a decade now, and the actor has been a part of many hit films as well. His fans love how Kapoor brings new arcs to his characters, and is often praised by the critics for his work as well. The actor, however, feels that he got a late success, and it was one of the reasons why he said yes to his upcoming film, Jersery.

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Jersey, which is a Hindi remake of superstar Nani’s Telegu hit with the same name. The film is about a man who finds fame late in life. The actor said on Instagram Live that he resonated with the character as he has also had a fair share of lows in his career. The actor revealed that before the success of Kabir Singh in 2019, he was “unhappy” with the way his career was shaping up.

“I watched Jersey before Kabir Singh. The time when I saw it, I was unhappy. I used to think about where my career would go, what I will do next. So, I could relate to the story of Jersey, which is about late success. It’s about a man who finds glory at a time when people retire,” Kapoor added.

Shahid Kapoor went on praise Nani and talked about how he cried many times after watching his film. he went on to talk about how people advised him not to take up the role in Jersey and play a man his age after playing a college kid in Kabir Singh.

“I was like everybody knows my age through IMDb and Google. I am 40 and everybody knows that. So, I will do the film if I like the story. I really want to tell good stories. In my career, I have done many films without stories and hence I realised late the importance of a good story. So, now I want to do films which have good stories. Jersey is a family film and is very close to my heart,” the actor added.

Jersey also stars Shahid Kapoor’s father Pankaj Kapur and Mrunal Thakur in key roles. The film is expected to arrive in theatres this Diwali. “We wanted to be as late as we could, given the pandemic. Diwali is a great time to release Jersey. Hopefully, theatres will reopen by then. If they don’t, we will update the fans about the release,” Shahid had revealed.