New Delhi. Shahid Kapoor is currently in the headlines for his film ‘Jersey’. Based on cricket, it is scheduled to release on December 31. Currently, Shahid is promoting the film with his co-star Mrunal Thakur. During this, he revealed in an interview that during the preparation of the jersey, he was inspired by which two star players of Indian cricket.
Shahid said in an interview to Bollywood Hungama about his character in ‘Jersey’, “I Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) And Virat Kohli I am amazed by his personality. I got inspiration from both these players.
He further said, “There is no point in taking inspiration as a batsman. Because you will never be able to play like a professional cricketer. But there is something about the presence and personality of some people that attracts you. I think Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli are two such batsmen. When he comes on the field, he has a different kind of aura.
Dhoni and Virat have different passion: Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor, who dominated Bollywood for over a decade, praised Kohli and Dhoni for their immense passion and dedication towards the game. He said, “Dhoni and Kohli are two cricketers whose batting I had seen before playing my character ‘Arjun Talwar’ in the film Jersey. I connected with these two not only as a cricketer but also because of their passion for the game. I could feel that when these two are on the field then it is inspiring for another player to see them every minute.
A biopic has also been made on Dhoni
In the film, Shahid plays the role of a 36-year-old failed cricketer, who returns to the game of fulfilling his son’s wish. Earlier this film was scheduled to release earlier this year. But it got delayed due to Corona. Even before this, films have been made on cricket.
Sushant Singh Rajput played his character in the film made on Mahendra Singh Dhoni himself. People also liked this film a lot. As far as Kohli is concerned, he is currently playing a Test series in South Africa. At the same time, Dhoni is playing only IPL. He has been retained by Chennai Super Kings for 2022.