Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera to release on 31 July 2020

The project marks Ranbir's return to YRF after a gap of nine years. His last project with the banner was Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

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Mumbai: Ranbir’s Shamshera featuring actress Vaani Kapoor is all set to hit the screens on 31 July 2020. The action entertainer will be directed by Karan Malhotra and produced by Yash Raj Films. Shamshera, also starring Sanjay Dutt as an antagonist, is set to go on the floors by the end of this year, according to the production house.

The project marks Ranbir’s return to YRF after a gap of nine years. His last project with the banner was Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. The teaser of the film gave us another new look of Ranbir as a dacait and that itself is again enough to put the interest of the fans.

The story is not exactly about a dacoit, tells Ranbir. It is about a tribe of dacoits who strive hard to get Independence from the British and who want their own rights, Ranbir said.

He added, “There was a great story of heroism, a story rooted in our country which actually happened back then. It is a departure from the kind of films I have done, it is not the coming-of-age lover boy roles which I have done often. Shamshera is in the aspirational space, the space of true, badass commercial cinema.

“Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt… #Shamshera release date finalised: 31 July 2020… Costars Vaani Kapoor… Produced by Aditya Chopra… Directed by Karan Malhotra… Starts 2018-end… Shooting will wrap by mid-2019,” Taran Adarsh tweeted.

This will be Vaani’s third film with the production house, after her debut Shuddh Desi Romance and Befikre. The shooting of the film will wrap by mid-2019.

On a related note, Ranbir was last seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju. The movie based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt did wonderful business at the box office. The actor will also be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The movie also features Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt in pivotal roles.