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Ranbir Kapoor turns dacoit for ‘Shamshera’

Mumbai: Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, who has been gearing up for his release in Sanju and already has a biggie Brahmastra, has bagged another movie. Shamshera, a Yash Raj Film, was announced early this morning. This came totally unexpected because no news hinting this surfaced the social media.

The 35-year-old actor will be working with the production house after a gap of nine years. His last project with the banner was Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year.

The action-adventure film with high octane action sequences is titled Shamshera and will be helmed by director Karan Malhotra, who made a successful directorial debut with Hrithik Roshan starrer Agneepath. The film is touted to be a complete masala entertainer and promises to bring out a never-seen-before avatar of Barfi actor Ranbir.

The announcement about the project was made on the official Twitter handle of YRF with a short teaser. In the 45 seconds long video, we see the scarred face of Ranbir as he holds a battle axe in one hand and arrows in another.

“करम से डकैत, धरम से आज़ाद Presenting #RanbirKapoor in a never seen before avatar in YRF’s next action adventure #SHAMSHERA. Directed by @karanmalhotra21 | @ShamsheraMovie,” YRF tweeted.

Shamshera is exactly the film I was looking for. While growing up watching Hindi commercial cinema, I had an image of what a film hero should be doing. Shamshera allows me to do everything that I had imagined and it’s a very exciting project for me. Karan is going to take me completely out of my comfort zone and I’m looking forward to this challenge”, Ranbir said.

Shamshera is expected to go on the floor by the end of 2018 and the shooting will wrap by mid-2019. Before that, we will see Ranbir as Khalnayak of Bollywood Sanjay Dutt in his 29 June release Sanju.

Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi

By Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi

Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat