That Shahid Kapoor is all set to star in the Hindi remake of South hit Jersey is known to all. Meanwhile, there were reports that the remake would also have marked famous Kannada actress Rashmika Mandanna’s Bollywood debut but the actress rejected it. Rashmika has now opened up on the reason about rejecting a film opposite Shahid Kapoor that could have been a celebrated Bollywood debut.
Rashmika who enjoys a massive fanbase, revealed that she is not ready for a film that demands as much as Jersey does. She said she is already occupied with her commercial projects and those in itself are big time commitments.
According to a report in DNA, she said, “I am getting that opportunity because of the choices I have made till now. I don’t think this choice is going to go bad. ‘Jersey’ needs a lot of you. It is almost realistic. Right now, only doing commercial films, I am going insane. Imagine doing something like ‘Jersey’ and not being able to pull it off,”
She added, “If I am a part of a film, it has to be because I need to give in to the film. I will not accept any film to which I feel I can’t give a lot to. Jersey remake was huge. Anyone would do it but then I don’t want to come to set and be all tired. I feel they (the film’s makers) deserve more. Someone who can give in energy.”
Meanwhile, Shahid has been prepping hard for the remake of Jersey helmed by Goutham Tinnanuri who also directed the original. The film now stars Mrunal Thakur opposite Shahid.