It’s official: Vaani Kapoor to romance Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Shamshera’

Vaani Kapoor, who was last seen in ‘Befikre’ alongside Ranveer Singh has been roped in to play Ranbir Kapoor’s leading lady in YRF’s ‘Shamshera’ to be helmed by Karan Malhotra.

Talking about Vaani’s role in the film, director Karan said in a statement, “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. She is a crucial catalyst in our hero’s rebellious mission.”

He also added, “Vaani is a perfect fit for the role. She is a fine actor, a fabulous dancer and a gorgeous heroine. We wanted someone absolutely fresh to wow audiences on the big screen and she perfectly fits that brief.”

‘Shamshera’ also stars Sanjay Dutt in the negative role. This would be Karan’s second collaboration with Sanjay Dutt. Talking about the dacoit drama, Ranbir had earlier said in a statement, “Shamshera is exactly the film I was looking for. While growing up watching Hindi commercial cinema, I had an image of what a film hero should be doing. Shamshera allows me to do everything that I had imagined and it’s a very exciting project for me. Karan is going to take me completely out of my comfort zone and I’m looking forward to this challenge.”

‘Shamshera’ is set to go on floors by this year end and the shooting will wrap by mid-2019.