Ranbir Kapoor plays a quintessential larger than life Hindi film hero for the first time in his career with action artist Shamshera. Ranbir, who hits the big screen four years after delivering the blockbuster Sanju, thinks his father, the legendary Rishi Kapoor, would have loved to see him in and as Shamshera! Rishi always wanted his son to try and play a hero who could connect with audiences across the country and Ranbir is upset that his father couldn’t see this front-foot revenge show.
Ranbir says, “I really wish my dad was alive to see this movie. He was always blatantly honest in his reviews if he liked something or if he didn’t like something, especially with my work. So it’s sad that he doesn’t see it. But I’m really excited that I got to make a movie like this and I hope that somewhere up there he’s watching over me and proud of me.
Ranbir says Shamshera is his attempt to speak to a pan-Indian audience. He says, “I really want to grow as an actor and a star and Shamshera is definitely a positive step towards that. You want to make films for a wider audience. You want to tell stories that different generations of the audience can connect to and be entertained by. He adds: “Shamshera is a step towards that but the film has not yet been released. I can’t wait to see how people will accept me in this role, but I’m very excited to have been able to play a role like this too.
In the fictional city of Kaza, a tribe of warriors are imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless overbearing general Shudh Singh. It is the story of a man who became a slave, a slave who became a chief and then a legend for his tribe. He fights tirelessly for the freedom and dignity of his tribe. His name is Shamshera. Directed by Karan Malhotra, this action show was produced by Aditya Chopra and is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on July 22, 2022.