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Ranbir Kapoor: I shot 350 days collectively for Shamshera and Brahmastra

The actor dished out details on how he worked round the clock during his four-year-long absence from the big screen.

Ranbir Kapoor: I shot 350 days collectively for Shamshera and Brahmastra
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Last Updated: 03.32 AM, Jul 19, 2022


With Shamshera and Brahmastra Part One: Shiva premiering back-to-back, Ranbir Kapoor expressed hope that the next flicks will compensate for his four-year sabbatical from the big screen. The actor, whose most recent film was 2018's Sanju, says he worked on the two films for nearly a year while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and caring for his ailing father, the late renowned actor Rishi Kapoor, who died in 2020.

At a promotional event in Delhi, Ranbir said that his most recent release was Sanju, four years ago. Then, for a year and a half, everyone was hammered by the pandemic. His father was ill for a year, so a lot of time was spent on his treatment in another country. The actor has been working on two big-budget, long-drawn films: Shamshera and Brahmastra. He spent 350 days shooting on both projects. 

Ranbir was working around the clock, and both of these films are now available. He hopes these four years are compensated for by enjoyable entertainment for the audience.

The actor was speaking at a Shamshera promotional event ahead of the film's premiere on Friday. He was joined by cast members Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor, as well as director Karan Malhotra.

Ranbir Kapoor, who played Dutt in the biopic Sanju, revealed that he had been enamoured with the Bollywood icon since he was a child.

He recalled that when Dutt saw him in his gym, he'd question, "'How are you still so frail?" 

Dutt would further exclaim, "'You're doing Barfi! What are your plans for the future? Peda, Laddoo? Make some action movies." Ranbir revealed that the senior actor attempted to motivate him.

Shamshera is set in the 1800s and follows a dacoit tribe led by the titular figure as they fight for their rights and freedom from the British.