Actor Ranbir Kapoor is all set to grace the big screen after four long years. With his last film release, Sanju, being a box office hit, audiences are anxiously awaiting for Shamshera. Interestingly, the upcoming movie will pit Kapoor against Dutt. The latter, who has essayed some of Indian cinema’s most epic villains, is excited to play Shuddh Singh in Shamshera, a ruthless and corrupt cop.
Talking about the project, Hindustan Times quoted Kapoor as saying, “It is amazing that Sanjay Dutt is my antagonist. When I was 10 or 11, I had Sanjay Dutt’s poster in my cupboard. Then eventually getting to play him in a biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani was a dream come true. And finally getting an opportunity to work with him, to act with him, where I am the protagonist and he is the antagonist, it’s incredible. Sanjay Dutt has given us some epic villains with his brilliant acting performances and people are going to love him as Shuddh Singh in Shamshera.”
After Agneepath, this is the second time Dutt is reuniting with director Karan Malhotra. The actor weighed in, “I love playing the villain and Karan Malhotra loves to give me characters like these. I guess people love to see me as a villain on screen and I’m happy that all the films in which I have played a villain have been loved. I wish the same for Shamshera because Karan, Ranbir, and the entire team have worked really hard on the film.”
Shamshera, in which Kapoor plays Shamshera and his son Balli, also stars Vaani Kapoor and Ronit Bose Roy, among others.