A poster, ostensibly of Ranbir Kapoor in his look from his upcoming movie Shamshera, has been doing the rounds on the internet all Saturday. The poster shows Ranbir in a long flowing beard, holding an axe. While many have claimed that the image is from Shamshera’s leaked poster, there is no clarity or official statement as to whether the poster is real. However, it still got fans excited with lots of applause for Ranbir’s different look. Also read: Shamshera teaser: Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Vaani Kapoor give a glimpse of dacoit’s intriguing story. Watch
The poster shows Ranbir in a ragged look with robes and long hair and beard, looking at the camera, resting his hand on a large axe. The text at the bottom says Shamshera: karam se dacait, dharma se azaad (dacoit by profession, free by nature). The same lines were provided by Ranbir in the film’s official teaser, which was released in February. Ranbir is said to be playing a bandit in the Karan Malhotra and judging by that, the look does look good. However, Yash Raj Films, the film’s production house, has not yet commented on the alleged leak.
The photo was shared by some of Ranbir’s fan clubs on Twitter and Instagram. One fan wrote: “Woah, this is breathtaking.” Another said: “Shamshera is going to be the revival of massive Bollywood movies.” Several fans commented that the look is so far removed from Ranbir’s usual “chocolate boy” look. One comment read: “I’ve always speculated whether Ranbir, who has a chocolate boy-type indulgence, could mold himself as a bandit…but this looks so real. He inherited the acting.”
Many fans felt that Ranbir’s bearded look was similar to that of Yash in the Kannada blockbuster franchise KGF. “This has such a Rocky Bhai of KGF vibes,” wrote one fan. However, several other fans wrote that Ranbir will outdo Yash in this look and make it his own.
The film has been described as a historical action drama film, in which Ranbir will apparently play a dual role as both the titular character and his son. The film also features Ashutosh Rana, Saurabh Shukla and Ronit Roy. Shamshera is scheduled for a July 22 release.