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Shahid Kapoor hikes fees to 40 cr for Nani’s ‘Jersey’ after massive success of ‘Kabir Singh’

Shahid Kapoor hikes fees to 40 cr for Nani’s ‘Jersey’ after massive success of ‘Kabir Singh’

Shahid Kapoor is reportedly charging 40 cr to star in ‘Jersey’, Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster featuring Nani who plays the role of an underdog cricketer trying to start his second innings in the cricket team.

After the humongous success of ‘Kabir Singh’, a remake of Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy’, Shahid Kapoor has reportedly hiked his fees for all the upcoming projects.

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, ‘Kabir Singh’ has gone to become the 9th highest-grossing film of all time. It is set to cross the 300 cr mark in a few days.

‘Kabir Singh’ has been Shahid’s career-best performance in terms of acting and Box-Office collections.

Needless, to say Shahid Kapoor is enjoying all the love, appreciation and golden opportunities knocking his door. The hot-shot Sasha is encashing all the ranging fame by hiking his fees.

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Reportedly, the 38-year-old actor has hiked his fees to Rs 40 crores for a project. The actor was due to star in ‘Jersey’, the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster which starred Nani and Shradha Srinath.

As per the reports, Sasha hasn’t signed the dotted line yet but the news of him being interested in the film have been floating for a while.

The film had to be made in a total budget of Rs 30 crore, but now that Shahid has hiked his fees; his presence in the film is questionable.

Jersey Earlier, it was said that Karan Johar had bagged the rights for the remake but the latest news suggests that Dil Raju and Allu Aravind will be investing in the venture under their respective banners of Sri Venkateshwara Creations and Geetha Arts.

The Telugu edition of Jersey is based on the emotional journey of an underdog cricketer, who begins his second inning to regain a place in the cricket team. The film also had Sathyaraj, Brahmaji and Ronit Kamra in pivotal roles.

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