Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been roped in to play the role of a “roaring villain” against Ranbir Kapoor in Shamshera.
Yash Raj Films took to Twitter to make the revelation, writing, “We’ve got an ultimate casting coup! Our upcoming action adventure #Shamshera has a roaring villain against #RanbirKapoor. It’s the one & only #SanjayDutt | @duttsanjay | @karanmalhotra21 | @ShamsheraMovie”
In an earlier interview, Ranbir Kapoor talked about his role in Shamshera. He said, “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.”
The film will be directed by Karan Malhotra and produced by Aditya Chopra. Ranbir is also awaiting release of Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, and shooting for Brahmastra opposite Alia Bhatt. Ranbir is said to be playing a superhero in the Ayan Mukherji film that also stars Aitabh Bachchan.