Entertainment

For 3rd Collaboration With YRF, Vaani Kapoor To Romance Ranbir Kapoor In 'Shamshera'

AASTHA SINGAL | 0
1942
| May 14 , 2018 , 13:43 IST

Last seen in 'Befikre' opposite Ranveer Singh, the desirous beauty Vaani Kapoor is all ready to romance Ranbir Kapoor in Yash Raj Films Dacoit drama 'Shamshera'. Known for giving a strong performance in her last film, the actress will have a pivotal role in Karan Malhotra directorial.

Confirming the news, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "ITS OFFICIAL... Vaani Kapoor in #Shamshera... Stars Ranbir Kapoor in the title role... Sanjay Dutt to play the merciless villain in the film... Produced by Aditya Chopra... Directed by Karan Malhotra..."

Talking about the relevance of Vaani's character, the director stated, "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."

"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," Malhotra added in a statement.

Notably, Shamshera will be Vaani's third film with Yash Raj banner. After making her debut with 'Shuddh Desi Romance' in 2013, she made a comeback in 2016 with 'Befikre'. The film will go on floors from 2018-end and is scheduled for wrap by mid-2019.

Shamshera features Ranbir Kapoor as the scary dacoit whereas Sanjay Dutt has been roped in to play his merciless nemesis. The announcement teaser released by the makers a few days back established that the period drama is not to be missed. 'Karam Se Dacait... Dharam Se Azaad," is the film's tagline.