Actor Saurabh V Pandey, who is playing the role of Captain Ravindra of the Punjab Cricket team in Shahid Kapoor’s film ‘Jersey’, has been in the news for his magnificent performance. The actor was given cricket training by professionals for 1 month.
Speaking about his character, Saurabh said, “I am playing the role of Captain Ravindra of the Punjab Cricket team. Ravindra is a cricket enthusiast who plays a great role in Shahid Kapoor’s cricket career. His energy in the film is incredible.”
Saurabh is an amazing actor, but not many people know that he quit his corporate job to pursue acting. The actor says, “I always knew that I was made for acting. But first I focused on my education. After that, I did an internship and a job too. But later on, I quit the job to make my career in acting.”
Actor Saurabh V Pandey was earlier seen in the films like Atkan Chatkan, Lipstick Under My Burkha and many more. Now, he is being praised for his performance in the film Jersey.
Talking about the preparation for his character in ‘Jersey’, the actor says, ” I had to be physically fit since I was playing the character of a sportsman. I worked hard and underwent training for one month for the same. The professional trained us with various cricket techniques.”
It was a dream come true for Saurabh V Pandey when he got to know that he would be working with his favourite actor, Shahid Kapoor. He said, “I used to admire Shahid Sir’s work since my college days. I have worked hard to work with better actors and I am also glad that my hard work paid off. The best thing about Shahid Sir is he is a fun-loving and down to earth person who knows well how to make everyone comfortable. Shahid Sir used to improvise his scenes and do rehearsal a lot. He is a person who owes to deliver his best, no matter what it takes.”
Sharing his experience of working with the director, Gowtam Tinnanuri, the actor says, ” Firstly my humble thank you to the ace director Mr Gowtam Tinnanuri for making me a part of this beautiful film. He was always so relaxed and spread happy positive vibes on set. So the kind of guidance and support he gives really nurtures an actor. And it becomes easy for us to give more than what is required. “
Talking about the film, Jersey stars Saurabh V Pandey, Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapoor and many more. It was released on 22 April 2022.