Sanjay Dutt opens up on being pitted against Ranbir Kapoor in Shamshera!

24th Jun, 2022

After an antagonist role in his latest film KGF Chapter 2, Sanjay Dutt is all set to return with the character of yet another villain Sher Singh in the much-awaited movie Shamshera. The Khalnayak star will be sharing the screen space with Ranbir Kapoor for the first time and the actor is thrilled about it. Since Ranbir essayed the role of Sanjay in his biopic ‘Sanju’, the actor told it will be quite interesting for the audience to watch them as it will be ‘Sanju Vs Sanju.’ 

Recently, the Naam actor posted that he was excited to know that he pitted against Ranbir in Shamshera. He revealed, “It is also quite interesting that I’m pitted against Ranbir, who played me in Sanju. So, the on-screen enmity between him and me becomes all the more interesting for people. Ranbir is a brilliant actor but this film sees him in a new gaze. His boyish charm is inimitable, but in this film, he is a man who finds his footing and looks glorious on screen.”

Speaking about Karan Malhotra, Sanjay tells, “Karan always creates a larger-than-life villain. Be it my character Kancha in Agneepath and now as Shuddh Singh, he knows how to present an antagonist. Personally, I hope he keeps creating more exciting villains for me. He’s someone who hasn’t left the commercial zone of Indian cinema and I have full faith that with Shamshera he has whipped up a winner.”

The story of Shamshera is set in the fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved, and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shuddh Singh (Sanjay Dutt). This is the story of Shamshera (Ranbir Kapoor), a man who became a slave, a slave who became a leader, and then a legend for his tribe.

Directed by Karan Malhotra, the movie is set to release in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu on July 22, 2022.