Shamshera: Ranbir Kapoor to do a double role, Vaani Kapoor to play a dancer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Mar 26, 2019 05:09 PM IST

Vaani Kapoor, who plays a dancer in Shamshera, has begun training for her role. Earlier, it was revealed that Ranbir will be seen in a double role for the first time in his career.

Bollywood actor Vaani Kapoor, who plays a dancer in her upcoming film with Ranbir Kapoor, Shamshera, has begun learning classical dance form of Kathak. Producers of the film, Yash Raj Films, shared a picture of Vaani where she strikes a pose from the classical dance revealed that she is taking lessons.

Vaani Kapoor strikes a Kathak pose.
Vaani Kapoor strikes a Kathak pose.

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The post from YRF handle read, “Getting into the #Shamshera mode! @_vaanikapoor_ trains in Kathak for @shamsheramovie #shamshera #vaanikapoor #ranbirkapoor #sanjaydutt #prep #newrelease #karanmalhotra #newfilm #yrf.” Vaani essays the role of a dancer in the film that will be directed by Karan Malhotra and is scheduled to release in July, 2020.


Speaking about learning Kathak, Vaani told Bollywoodlife, “Since Shamshera is set in a particular time, the dance sequences require me to have a very Indian, very classical body language, which is why I started taking Kathak classes to learn the nuances and the grace. Karan specifically wanted me to adapt to a more traditional Indian dance form and break from the western style to do justice to the choreography that is being set for me.”

Karan Malhotra has directed Hrithik Roshan’s blockbuster, Agneepath. Shamshera is touted to be a desi, high-octane masala film. An edge of the seat adventure, it is set in the heartland of India and will have thrilling action sequences. Sanjay Dutt takes on Ranbir as he plays a ruthless, merciless villain in the film.

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According to a media report, Ranbir will play both a father and his son in the film: “The film revolves around a dacoit tribe that is fighting for its rights and independence from the British Raj. Apart from playing the protagonist, Ranbir might also be seen as the central character’s father. He has been shooting for both roles simultaneously. This is the first time in his 12-year-long career so far that Ranbir will play a double role,” the report quoted a source as saying. Shamshera is also expected to clash with Ranbir’s girlfriend Alia Bhatt’s Telugu debut RRR.

While Ranbir was recently seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju, Vaani was last seen opposite Ranveer Singh in Befikre. Ranbir is currently gearing up for the release of Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra where he stars alongside Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Amitabh Bachchan.

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