Shahid Kapoor has been roped in to play the lead in the Hindi remake of Telegu hit Jersey.

The actor has been riding high on the success of his current outing, Kabir Singh, which was also a Hindi remake of another Telugu film titled Arjun Reddy.

The Hindi version of Jersey will be directed by Gowtham Tinnanauri, who also helmed the original movie, reported news agency IANS.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh also confirmed the news of the remake on social media.

He took to his official Twitter handle to share, “IT’S OFFICIAL… Shahid Kapoor to star in #Hindi remake of #Telugu film #Jersey… The #Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original #Telugu version, starring Nani… Produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Dil Raju… 28 Aug 2020 release.”

The Telugu film revolves around the story of a failed cricketer and his return to play the sport in his late thirties, encouraged by the desire to represent the Indian cricket team and to bring the official jersey as a gift to his son.

Gowtham has been keen on making Jersey in Hindi.

“I’m really looking forward to remaking my film Jersey in Hindi and taking it to national audiences and there is no one better than Shahid Kapoor to recreate the magic of the original for Hindi audiences,” IANS quoted him as saying.

The Hindi version of Jersey is being produced by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill, Dil Raju.

The film is slated to release on 28 August 2020.