YRF’s action-adventure Shamshera, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, promised to be one of the big surprises of 2020. While Aditya Chopra has kept the details of the film under wraps it looks like the release of the Karan Malhotra-directorial will now be pushed from July 31 in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While several films' production has been delayed, it looks like Shamshera is right on track. In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Vaani revealed, "It was pretty much done. I don't know about Ranbir's scenes and if his work is left. It was pretty much looking good and (had) shaped up well. It was pretty much finished. I don't know if I can talk much about it but I know that we've have been pretty much scheduled and been ready for it to release."
Interestingly, several films are now aiming at a direct-to-web release like the Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Gulabo Sitabo. When asked if Shamshera will do the same, the actress quipped, "We're just hoping for whenever this ends because I am pretty sure that makers will wait it out for lockdown to get over and for things to come back to normal for them to release the film. Because, Rajeev, whatever that I have seen from the film, whatever little I have been able to watch, I know and everybody else who's a part of the film knows that it is a big-screen film and they wouldn't want to release it on any other platform."
Shamshera is said to be a larger-than-life entertainer with jaw-dropping action sequences and breathtaking visuals. The film was also shot in Ladakh and has Ronit Roy, Ashutosh Rana, Sharat Saxena and Saurabh Shulka in the supporting cast. Now what fate will it witness, it is still left to be seen.