After several rounds of delay, Gowtam Tinnanuri’s Jersey starring Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur will finally be on the big screens on April 22. Actress Geetika Mehandru, who also plays a pivotal part in the film, shared her excitement with us before the release of the film.
Jersey was supposed to release in December last year but was rescheduled right before its release and the same incident occurred before its April 14 release. Now that the film will finally be released, the actress tells News18.com, “Till the time it is finally in the theaters, I believe nothing. Now my mindset is like that. Last time also it was supposed to be released on 31st but got delayed on 29th and it was the biggest shock for me. It was something really big for me to be honest and going from a supporting character to a parallel lead in the same year, which was the biggest opportunity for me. ”
However, the delay in the release did not mean the actress was sitting idle. She currently has a web series Roohaniyat in her kitty and was also seen playing an important role in the show Chotii Sardarni. “I got the opportunity on time but it didn’t release on time. Shayad thora agey peeche ho but it is not like I am not getting any other work. I have done work after that so I won’t say I am lacking behind because the movie is not releasing on time, ”she adds.
Geetika, who plays a journalist in the film, is collaborating with Shahid for the second time, the first one being his controversial film Kabir Singh. Excited about the same, she says, “I feel I am blessed that I am getting to work with him (Shahid) again and again. From 2019 to 2022, these 4 years I have been related to Shahid because of two movies back to back. He was so kind and generous and soft on me on set. He always helped me in different scenes and I was very much comfortable with him. He also recognized me as Shruti from Kabir Singh. Mira (Shahid’s wife) was also there with their kids so it was a family kind of an environment. ”
Geetika’s most memorable moment with Shahid was when he kissed her on the cheeks during the shoot. She described, “So there is a scene in the movie where he comes and he thanks me and kisses me on the cheeks. So that was a cute moment. He did that to make my boyfriend in the movie jealous. ”
On being asked whether she will continue with television shows despite being a part of the famous Bollywood flicks, she answers, “I feel like being an actor one should do what comes their way. This industry is like if you keep waiting, then it will only be waiting for you. I am here to work. I don’t have any godfather or anybody to guide me right and wrong. I just go with the flow and if something coming to me has potential, then I do it. ”
Jersey also stars Shishir Sharma, Pankaj Kapur and Ronit Kamra among others.