Ranbir Kapoor wished father Rishi Kapoor was alive to see Shamshera, said- ‘Hope he will be proud of me’

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Ranbir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor

bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor She will next be seen in the period-action film Shamshera, starring Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles. The actor, who is playing a quintessential Hindi film hero for the first time in his career, believes his father Rishi Kapoor would have loved to see him in Shamshera. The “Sanju” actor said his father always wanted his son to play the role of a hero who can connect with audiences across the country. For the uninformed, Rishi passed away on April 30, 2020, after battling cancer.

He said, “I really wish my father was alive to see this film. He has always been honest about his criticism if he liked or didn’t like something, especially with my work. So, it is sad that he is not going to see but I am really excited that I got a chance to do a film like this and I hope that somewhere he is looking for me and he is proud of me ” Read also: Alia Bhatt furious over Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘hot’ look in Shamshera poster

Ranbir further said that ‘Shamshera’ is his attempt to speak to a pan-India audience, adding, “I definitely want to grow as an actor and a star and Shamshera is definitely a positive step in that direction.” You want to make films for one. Large audience. You want to tell stories that connect and entertain different generations of audiences.”

He said, “Shamshera is a step towards that, but the film is yet to release. I am very curious to know how people will accept me in this part, but I am very excited that I will get to play such a role. Got a chance too.”

The plot of the upcoming film is set in the fictional town of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shuddh Singh. Set in the pre-independence era, ‘Shamshera’ portrays the story of dacoits led by Ranbir Kapoor, whose sole motive is to fight against the brutality of the ruthless antagonist played by Sanjay Dutt for the sake of the villagers.

Directed by Karan Malhotra, the one minute long teaser of ‘Shamshera’ looks extremely impressive and the ‘Rockstar’ actor looks sizzling in this action drama. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor in lead roles along with Ranbir. It is slated to release on July 22, 2022 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.