Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur-starrer sports drama ‘Jersey’ fail to make the mark at the box office. The movie, a remake of the 2019 National Award-winning Telugu film of the same name, tracks the life of a man who is ready to go to any lengths to fulfil his son’s dreams while also trying hard to save his marriage from falling apart.
Industry experts peg ‘Jersey’s less than ideal performance to the fact that it was released only a week after the record-breaking ‘KGF Chapter 2’. Speaking in an interview, Mrunal said it is undoubtedly disappointing to see the film underperform. But she attributed ‘Jersey’s failure to external reasons and the fact that the original version can be watched for free on YouTube. She admitted that she does feel low about it and said they will work harder on the next project.
She said she has “no idea” what the audiences want, especially after the success of South Indian films. “Maybe people want to watch larger-than-life content. But an actor does not choose films. It is really mysterious,” she said.