The Hush Post| 12:23 pm|one-minute-read|
Shahid Kapoor has been severely injured on the sets of his upcoming film Jersey.
The actor was shooting a scene at the PCA cricket stadium Mohali on Friday when he was hit by a ball on his mouth.
“Shahid was playing perfectly fine and rehearsing before the shot, when the ball unexpectedly came and hit him on the lower lip and cut open a wide gash where blood started gushing out. He was immediately taken for treatment and a doctor was rushed to see him. To close the wound, stitches were sutured by the doctor,” a source close to the film unit said.
His wife Mira Rajput has left for Chandigarh to be by his side. “He is fine now. But the injury was a deep cut so he had to get 13 stitches. Mira has rushed to Chandigarh now on hearing the news. There’s nothing to worry anymore,” a news report mentioned.
The actor will take a break for the next few days. Shahid Kapoor has had a heavily bruise on his lower lip. He will resume filming after the swelling subsides and the wound is healed.
Jersey chronicles the story of a talented but failed cricketer. This cricketer decides to return to the field in his late thirties driven by the desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfils his son’s wish for a jersey as a gift.
The Hindi version of the sports-drama is being directed by Gowtam Tinnanauri. Tinnanauri also helmed the original 2019 Telugu film, starring Nani in the lead. Jersey also features Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapoor. It will release in August this year.