When the trailer for the action spectacle Shamshera released, fans were in a bolly-tizzy seeing Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in their respective intense roles. What was even cooler is that Ranbir Kapoor fans got a thrill when they saw in the epic trailer, that he was not playing just Shamshera, the larger than life hero in the action entertainer, but also another character as well. The trailer revealed a fiercely guarded secret that Ranbir is playing the father, Shamshera, and the son, Balli, in this revenge tale! This is the first time Ranbir is playing two characters in the same film and he says that as soon as the narration of Shamshera was over, he said yes to the grand cinematic vision of Karan Malhotra!
Ranbir, in a new behind the scene video titled ‘Ranbir Kapoor as Balli and Shamshera’, says, “Shamshera is one of those films that when the narration got over, I knew for a fact that I had to be a part of the film. It’s amazing that I’m playing two characters in one film! Both are very different and unique but their heart and their head is very similar. The transition from Shamshera to Balli was very interesting for me as an actor.”
Ranbir also reveals an interesting detail of his character Balli, the son, in Shamshera! He says, “While Shamshera is a part of a tribe, the leader of the tribe, Balli is born in the prison of Kaza!”
Watch as the actor transforms into Shamshera and Balli
Director Karan Malhotra is thrilled about how Ranbir, regarded as one of the best actors of our generation, has transformed as Shamshera and Balli in the action extravaganza.
He says, “Ranbir has broken all stereotypes. He has destroyed all the shackles of his past work to get that intensity, he has done a remarkable job in Shamshera! He has gone beyond my expectations!”
The high-octane, adrenaline-pumping entertainer is set in the 1800s in the heartland of India. The story of Shamshera takes plave in the fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shudh Singh. This is the story of a man who became a slave, a slave who became a leader and then a legend for his tribe. He relentlessly fights for his tribe’s freedom and dignity. His name is Shamshera.
This action extravaganza has been produced by Aditya Chopra and is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on July 22, 2022.