The trailer for Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming period drama “Shamshera” was released on Friday and gave a glimpse of the film’s gravity and violence. Besides the robust avatars and elaborate action sequences of Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, what amazed viewers was the fact that Ranbir will be playing a dual role in the film.
At the film’s trailer launch event, the actor revealed that the script initially didn’t call for him to play a dual role. Ranbir said, “When the movie was told to me, it wasn’t really offered to me as a dual role. But when I heard the story, my immediate response to Aditya Chopra and Karan Malhotra was to let me play the father too.”
The actor added, “It’s such a great role, it’s such an interesting and juicy role for an actor to play. Then I really had to convince Adi and Karan. I think after that, Karan did some look tests and that’s where he was convinced too.”
Sharing how difficult it was for him to portray dual characters for the first time, Ranbir said, “It wasn’t initially offered to me, but it completely hooked me as an actor. They were two unique characters and for an actor like me to play two distinct characters and make them different was very difficult and very exciting for me.”
Also starring Vaani Kapoor, ‘Shamshera’ hits theaters on July 22.