Shahid Kapoor is busy promoting his upcoming film Jersey, alongside Mrunal Thakur. It will be released in theatres on April 14. The movie was initially supposed to hit the theatres on December 31 but had to be postponed a day before release owing to the pandemic.
During a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, when asked if he is open to perform at events, Shahid answered, “I like to perform every chance I get, but for the past 6-7 years I have not done a film that has songs which feature me performing. Because, kai baar kya hota hai ki film mein gaana isliye daal do kyunki Shahid ek achcha dancer hai, but jo film ki kahani hai, character hai, kya uske liye sahi hai? (There have been many times in the past when it has happened, that a song has been put in the movie just because the makers feel I dance well. But they don’t see at that point whether that song suits the narrative of the film, or even my character).”
He further said, “So, I want to approach that thing in a more pure way. Genuinely, I have been searching for a film where I can dance, and where dancing feels like a natural element of the film. But usually uss genre ki filmein kaafi kharab hoti hain yaar (But the films belonging to that genre usually turn out to be so bad).\”
We could be seeing Shahid soon in a dance film but for the time being his film Jersey will definitely win our hearts. Directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, the film is a remake of the Telugu film of the same title.