Jersey, starring Shahid Kapoor and one of the most anticipated films of the year, made headlines today for the most unexpected news. The sporting event has been rescheduled. The Gowtam Tinnanuri-directed film, which was set to hit theatres on April 14 this year, has been pushed back a week, to April 22. The supporters are understandably disappointed by this news. The Jersey manufacturers have now been accused of plagiarism, according to a recent update.
According to a report in the Times of India, writer Rajneesh Jaiswal has launched a lawsuit against the creators of Jersey, alleging that the film’s story and storyline are his. The case is currently in court, and the producers have yet to respond. Jersey is a remake of the National Award-winning Telugu sports drama Jersey, which starred actor Nani and Shraddha Srinath in the key roles. Meanwhile, the producers of the sports drama haven’t stated why Jersey’s premiere date has been pushed back.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Jersey has been postponed. The film was originally scheduled to be released in December of last year, but it was postponed due to a huge increase of COVID-19 cases across the country. For the uninitiated, Jersey will see Shahid portraying a cricketer on the big screen for the first time. Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur will also act in the film with Shahid.