Shahid Kapoor’s performance in his latest film Jersey is being hailed by many celebs. Post the special screening of the sports drama in Mumbai on Wednesday, Bollywood stars took to social media and posted their reactions, with many calling it a “bittersweet emotional ride.”
Filmmakers like Aanand L Rai and Raj and DK were all praise for the movie and the cast. Aanand tweeted, “You are brilliant @shahidkapoor! #Jersey is sheer emotion which penetrates into your heart. @mrunal0801 what a mature performance! This is one of the most difficult portrayals of man woman relationship in recent times. Loved every moment of it & @gowtam19 you lived it up !!!”
Director-duo Raj and DK, with whom Shahid is set to make his OTT debut, wrote on Twitter, “#Jersey is a beautifully narrated bittersweet emotional ride. @shahidkapoor is brilliantly understated and restrained, ready to explode. He knows when to hit the sixer and when the single! He impresses and surprises every time!”
Jersey revolves around Shahid’s character, who’s a failed cricketer. It traces his journey towards fulfilment of his son’s dream of seeing him play for the Indian cricketing squad and wearing the team’s jersey. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur as Shahid’s onscreen love interest, and his father Pankaj Kapur as the coach.
Other stars like actors Kriti Sanon, Kiara Advani, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kartik Aaryan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Kapoor, Pooja Hegde and more attended Jersey’s special screening too.
Shahid’s wife Mira Rajput, mother Neelima Azeem and half-brother Ishaan Khatter were also spotted at the screening of Jersey. Ishaan later shared his views about Jersey. He penned on Instagram, “As a brother I’m filled with pride. As an actor with respect. And as an audience with admiration for my powerhouse bhaijaan Shahid Kapoor.”
Ishaan added, “I feel privileged to have watched this journey somewhere from the sidelines. Jersey is that simple, humane and assured film that hits home at all the right places. A film that invites you into its world and takes you on a journey. Rising, falling and ultimately peaking like a symphony.” Shahid in his reply, sent a lot of love to Ishaan.
Actor Kunal Kemmu took to his Instagram stories and praised everything about Jersey. He wrote, “My brother Shahid Kapoor, just like Arjun in the film you are in top form and play your part on the front foot from start to end. Your hard work, effort and effortless charm come through in every scene. Totally loved you in the film.”
Kunal further called Mrunal “effortless and effective”, adding that watching Pankaj Kapur is a “treat and a learning experience.”
Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan also appreciated Kapur. He wrote on Instagram “His transformation of body language and voice at different time lines during the film is a masterclass.”