After announcing the name of Ranbir Kapoor as the male lead in their upcoming venture, ‘Shamshera’, the makers at Yash Raj Films will now reveal the rest of the star cast one by one. After Kapoor, the next actor who has been confirmed to play a pivotal role in the action drama film is superstar Sanjay Dutt.
Today, filmmaker Karan Malhotra announced the name of Dutt who will play a savage villain in the movie. Yes, after starring in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic ‘Sanju’, Ranbir Kapoor will join forces with the superstar for the first time.
Talking about roping in Sanjay in the movie, Karan Malhotra says, “‘Shamshera’ is a highly ferocious and fearless character in the film. Therefore his nemesis, the villain had to be even more fierce and monumental in every aspect. Who’s better than Sanjay Sir to give us that impact on screen.”
Sanjay Dutt, who is doing his first ever film with Yash Raj Films, says that it’s a very emotional moment for him. “My father and Yash uncle were very close friends and now that I’m doing my first YRF film, it is an extremely emotional moment for me. When I heard Karan’s idea to pit Ranbir against me, I thought it was just brilliant. I’m looking forward to shooting this incredibly exciting film, my second with the hugely talented Karan Malhotra,” the actor said.
‘Shamshera’, which goes on floors later this year, stars Ranbir Kapoor in the role of a dacoit. While announcing the film earlier this week, the makers had also released a teaser, showing Kapoor in the deadly avatar of a dacoit. Talking about the female lead, no name has been revealed as yet.
‘Shamshera’ will wrap up by mid-2019 and might hit screens by the end of the next year.