Ranbir Kapoor is all set to reprise the role of a dacoit in YRF’s ‘Shamshera’. In the first-look poster of the film that was released on Monday one can see a silhouette of the actor, carrying an axe and a quiver of arrows.

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Now there is some more good news for fans. Director Karan Malhotra has managed to rope in actor’s Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt for his upcoming film ‘Shamshera’. Duttt is all set to play a ‘Khalnayak’ to Ranbir Kapoor’s war hero act in the upcoming Yash Raj Film. Though Ranbir will be seen depicting the role of Sanjay Dutt in Rajkummar Hirani’s much awaited film ‘Sanju’, this is the first time the two actor will be seen sharing screen space.(Also Read: Did Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt just confirm their relationship?)

The news of their association was just confirmed by Yash Raj Films as they tweeted, “We’ve got an ultimate casting coup!​ Our upcoming action adventure #Shamshera has a roaring villain against #RanbirKapoor. It’s the one & only #SanjayDutt | @duttsanjay​ | @karanmalhotra21 | @ShamsheraMovie.”

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Karan says, “Shamshera is a ferocious and fearless character in the film. Therefore his nemesis, the villain had to be even more fierce and monumental in every aspect. Who better than Sanjay sir to give us that impact on screen?”

Sanjay Dutt is quite excited about his first YRF film and is looking forward to locking horns on the big screen with Ranbir Kapoor.

He said, “My father and Yash (Chopra) uncle were close friends and now that I’m doing my first YRF film, it is an extremely emotional moment for me. When I heard Karan’s idea to pit Ranbir against me, I thought it was brilliant. I look forward to shooting this incredibly exciting film, my second with the hugely-talented Karan Malhotra.”

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

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