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Vaani Kapoor joins Ranbir Kapoor on Shamshera as travelling performer

According to Yash Raj Films, her character is that of a popular, desirable travelling performer from the heartlands of India.

Sonal Pandya

Actress Vaani Kapoor is continuing her association with Yash Raj Films (YRF). She has been cast as the love interest in the upcoming dacoit film, Shamshera, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the title role. Actor Sanjay Dutt was announced as the film's antagonist last week. This will be her fifth production with Yash Raj Films (YRF).

The actress's casting was announced today [14 May]. According to the studio, Vaani will play a popular, desirable travelling performer from the heartlands of India.

Director Karan Malhotra said in statement, "Vaani plays Ranbir’s love interest in the film and is a very important collaborator in his character’s journey. Her character graph is interlinked to the plot of the film making her a crucial catalyst in our hero’s rebellious mission.”

“Vaani is a perfect fit for the role. She is a fine actor, a fabulous dancer and a gorgeous Hindi film heroine. We wanted someone absolutely fresh to wow audiences on the big screen and she beautifully fits that brief,” Malhotra added.

Aditya Chopra is producing Shamshera; he had directed Vaani in Befikre (2016) with Ranveer Singh. Vaani is slated to star opposite Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the untitled Siddharth Anand action film which is also due to be released in 2019. She made her debut as the second lead in YRF's Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and also acted in the Tamil-Telugu bilingual, Aana Kalyanam (2014).