Yash Raj Films took to Twitter to make the revelation, writing, "We've got an ultimate casting coup!"
"Sanju" has an ensemble star cast with the likes of Ranbir playing the titular role of Dutt. It will be interesting to see the two actors finally share screen space since Ranbir plays Sanjay Dutt in the veteran actor's upcoming biopic titled Sanju. 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. He will be pitted against Ranbir Kapoor in the mega action spectacle. We all know how struggling was Sanjay Dutt's jail tenure and donning that on screen wasn't easy for Ranbir Kapoor. "I think it was just the opportunity to be part of a story of a person who I consider to be my icon". "I'm looking forward to shooting this incredibly exciting film, my second with the hugely talented Karan Malhotra". Paresh plays Sunil Dutt while Manisha will essay the role of Nargis Dutt and Dia plays the role of Sanjay Dutt's wife Manyata.
Ranbir Kapoor is surely lined up with the biggest projects of Bollywood, first Sanju, then Brahmastra, and now Shamshera. In the first-look poster of the film that was released on Monday (May 7), one can see a silhouette of the actor, carrying an axe and a quiver of arrows. Shamshera is slated to hit the shooting floors end of this year and shooting will wrap by mid 2019.