With his next movie Jersey is releasing on April 14, Shahid Kapoor is all set to begin round two of promotional activities. The movie, which also stars Mrunal Thakur in a lead role is a sports drama directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri.
The movie, however, will be released alongside Yash’s KGF 2 and Vijay’s Beast. Commenting on the box office clash, Shahid Kapoor said, “The fact that we’re releasing means that we feel it’s a good time to release. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have. The fact that they are releasing, feels like a good time for them. So, I guess, if you put the two things together there is enough space for different movies.”
He also confessed his admiration for Vijay, “I’m a huge Vijay star (fan) and I love his movies. He’s a great dancer and I have a soft spot for good dancing…I’m sure Beast is going to be a fantastic film but that is slightly for a different market. I don’t think there’s that much overlapping happening there,” he said.
He commented further on the KGF 2 release saying, “KGF 2 is a sequel to a film that people have really loved. So wishing Rocky Bhai all the best. It’s a different genre, a big action, edgy kind of film and ours is an emotional sports film with family and a message. So, I think we all have our own space and it’s a great day. There are four holidays and there’s enough space in theatres for all the films and all of them should do well. It’s a great thing that big films are coming together. We should look at it in a positive manner.”
Shahid’s statement clearly shows how there’s room for everyone to succeed. Jersey is a remake of the Telugu movie of the same title. It is Tinnanuri’s directorial debut in Bollywood.