BY ANUJ RADIA

Whenever it comes to launching new talents or providing opportunities for budding actors, Yash Raj Films have always been proactive in doing so.

Now, the latest buzz is that the Befikre girl – Vaani Kapoor is all set to feature in Shamshera opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

The 29-year-old actor will play the character of a desirable and sought-after travelling performer from the Indian heartland in Yash Raj Films’ action entertainer.

Director Karan Malhotra described that the character essayed by Vaani acts as the catalyst to Ranbir’s character in the film and she is the perfect choice for the part.

In a statement, Malhotra cited: “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.”

Post Shudh Desi Romance and Befikre, Shamshera will be Vaani’s third film in collaboration with YRF.

With regards to the rest of the cast, Sanjay Dutt has been roped in as the villain of the film.

Shamshera will reportedly go on floors by the end of this year and will wrap by mid 2019.