- A new poster of Shamshera dropped on June 23.
- It features Sanjay Dutt.
- The film releases on July 22.
Sanjay Dutt has delivered some of the most epic villains on screen, and he is back again! In the upcoming film Shamshera, the Bollywood superstar as Shudh Singh will give us a more evil, menacing, merciless, cold-hearted brute force of nature. In Shamshera, Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Ranbir Kapoor’s nemesis, and he has relished every bit of his villainous turn! His poster from the film released on June 23.
SHAMSHERA POSTER FEATURING SANJAY DUTT
A new poster of Shamshera dropped today, June 23. It shows Sanjay Dutt giving a very gangster vibes. Talking about the film, Sanjay said, “It is always exciting to play the antagonist because you get to bend the rules, break the rules. I realised that when you play the antagonist, there are actually impositions or moral boundaries. You can be disruptive. You can take a character from paper and play it the way you want to. I have a lot of fun when I play an antagonist and I’m fortunate that people have loved my performances as the nemesis of a hero so far.”
Check out Sanjay Dutt’s poster from Shamshera here:
SANJAY DUTT ON HIS CHARACTER SHUDH SINGH
Sanjay Dutt has won unanimous praise for his spine-chilling act in Shamshera after the teaser of the film went viral! He said, “Shudh Singh is a character that you have never seen on screen. He is just pure evil. He is menacing, he is untrustworthy and he will go to any length to wreak havoc. I loved the fact that Karan Malhotra created a villain like this and he thought of me to play this role. He gave me a free hand to bring Shudh Singh to life and I hope people like my effort.”
SANJAY OPENS UP ON BEING PITTED AGAINST RANBIR KAPOOR
Sanjay Dutt was thrilled to know about the casting coup in Shamshera that pitted him against Ranbir Kapoor. Four years ago, Ranbir had played Sanju, which was Sanjay Dutt’s biopic! The actor said, “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.”
ON WORKING WITH DIRECTOR KARAN MALHOTRA
Sanjay Dutt is collaborating with director Karan Malhotra again after Agneepath. Sanjay had given us a villain for the ages as Kancha in that film and he is hoping that audiences will shower him with similar love as Shudh Singh in Shamshera. He added, “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.”
Shamshera releases on July 22. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Shamshera is produced by Yash Raj Films. in Shamshera, Ranbir Kapoor is playing a larger-than-life quintessential Hindi film hero for the first time in his career. The high-octane, adrenaline-pumping entertainer is set in the 1800s in the heartland of India. 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 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. Sanjay Dutt plays Ranbir’s arch-enemy in this huge casting coup and his showdown with Ranbir will be something to watch out for as they will ferociously go after each other. Directed by Karan Malhotra, this action extravaganza has been produced by Aditya Chopra and is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.