• Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Shamshera trailer: Ranbir Kapoor plays a double role, fights to save his people from brutal Sanjay Dutt

Produced by Aditya Chopra. Shamshera, which will be out in theatres on July 22, 2022.

Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt

By: Mohnish Singh

The trailer of the much-awaited film Shamshera has been unveiled and it’s no less than a treat for Ranbir Kapoor’s fans. The actor is playing his first double role in the film.

At the end of the trailer, Ranbir’s appearance in a double role is confirmed as they appear in a single frame. He will be seen essaying the father, Shamshera, and the son, Balli, in this revenge spectacle.

Interestingly, Ranbir was only approached to play Balli but he convinced producer Aditya Chopra and film-maker Karan Malhotra to trust him with the character of Shamshera too.

“When the film was narrated to me, it wasn’t really offered to me as a double role. But when I heard the story, my immediate response to Aditya Chopra and Karan Malhotra was that let me play the father also. Because it is such a great role, it is such an interesting, juicy part for an actor to play. Then, I really had to convince Adi and Karan. I think after that Karan did a couple of look tests and that’s when he got convinced also. So, initially, it wasn’t offered to me but it hooked me thoroughly as an actor. They were two unique characters and for an actor like me, to play two distinctive characters and make them different was very challenging and very exciting for me,” Ranbir said.

Produced by Aditya Chopra. Shamshera, which will be out in theatres on July 22, also stars Ashutosh Rana, Saurabh Shukla, Ronit Roy, and Tridha. It was originally supposed to release earlier but it got delayed multiple times due to Covid-19.

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