After the success of Padmaavat, Bollywood is beginning to embrace more period dramas. The latest of these to be announced is under the YRF banner – Shamshera. With the Rockstar-star Ranbir Kapoor in the lead playing a dacoit named Shamshera, the film seems to be aiming to bring the eighties back in style.
YRF shared the first look on Instagram, with the caption in Hindi – “Karam se dacait, dharam se azaad”. The film will be directed by Karan Malhotra. Karan Malhotra’s previous directorial venture was Agneepath, but he has been an assistant director on several beloved films like Main Hoon Na and Swades. It has also recently been announced that Vaani Kapoor, who has previously starred in Befikre and Shuddh Desi Romance, will be starring opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Shamshera. It has also been said that Sanjay Dutt will be starring in the film as Shamshera’s nemesis. While no release date for Shamshera has been announced as of now, the film is set to start shooting by the end of the year and will wrap shooting by mid-2019.
With Shamshera, Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming films look more exciting than ever. This year, we will be seeing him in one of the most-awaited films of the year – a biopic on the actor Sanjay Dutt called Sanju. It will be interesting to see him face Sanjay Dutt in Shamshera after having played the actor on screen.
It’s safe to say that Shamshera is one of the most eagerly awaited movies that we hope to get more information on soon as it seems to have the makings of a classic.