Actress Vaani Kapoor will share the screen with Ranbir Kapoor in the much talked-about upcoming action adventure ‘Shamshera’.
The ‘Befikre’ actress announced the news in the simplest possible way. “New Beginnings,” she wrote on Twitter. In Shamshera, Vaani will play the role of dancer, who will be seen as Ranbir Kapoor’s love interest.
“Vaani plays Ranbir’s love interest in the film and is a very important collaborator in his character’s journey. Her character graph is interlinked to the plot of the film making her a crucial catalyst in our hero’s rebellious mission,” confirmed Karan Malhotra, who directs the Yash Raj Film’s project.
Talking about Vaani’s role, the director said that he was on the lookout for a fresh face to be cast opposite Ranbir.
“Vaani is a perfect fit for the role. She is a fine actor, a fabulous dancer and a gorgeous Hindi film heroine. We wanted someone absolutely fresh to wow audiences on the big screen and she beautifully fits that brief,” IANS quoted him as saying.
Ranbir Kapoor plays a deadly dacoit in Shamshera, which is seen as a total entertainer. In the teaser shared earlier this month, Ranbir’s first look from the movie was shared.
A scarred faced Ranbir featured with weaponry in his hands and sported an intense look. Talking about the film, the director also said one can expect “jaw-dropping action sequences” in Shamshera.
It was earlier also revealed that actor Sanjay Dutt will be donning the role of a merciless villain in the film. Talking about the dacoit drama, Ranbir had earlier said in a statement:
“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.”
Shamshera will go on floors by the end of this year and is said to wrap by mid-2019. Ranbir Kapoor also has the Sanjay Dutt biopic titled Sanju and Brahmastra in the pipeline for which he’s shooting currently.
Vaani Kapoor made made a smashing debut with Shuddh Desi Romance in 2013, and last starred in Befikre alongside Ranveer Singh.