Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Jersey’ Postponed as COVID-19 Cases Rise in India

The theatrical release for Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur’s upcoming film, Jersey has been postponed amid the rise in positive COVID-19 cases in India.

Jersey filmmakers of have postponed the theatrical release just days ahead of its upcoming premiere on 31 December.

Despite scepticism surrounding the film seeing an OTT release, it has been confirmed Jersey will have a theatrical release and the makers will announce a new date in the coming weeks.

The update comes in a few hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday (28 December) announced strict restrictions in the city in view of the rising COVID-19 cases and a surge in the Omicron variant in the city.

In the past few weeks, India has seen a rise in the number of cases with experts predicting the country to see a peak in daily cases only by February.

On Tuesday, CM Kejriwal announced that spas, gyms and cinema halls that were earlier operating at 50 percent capacity will be shut down. This announcement has come after the national capital witnessed a test positivity rate of more than 0.5% from the past two days.

According to the official synopsis, the film centres on an ex-cricketer (Kapoor) struggling to make ends meet — but wants to fulfil his childhood wish of getting a Jersey. In the process, he comes face to face with his heroic past and is forced to decide if he will rise to the occasion and become a symbol of hope, or continue to live a life below standard.

Watch the official trailer for Jersey here: