Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor starrer Shamshera began shooting in Ladakh days after PM Narendra Modi urged the film industry to shoot in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Shamshera is the first film to be shot in Ladakh after it was proclaimed as a Union Territory since the revocation of Article 370 and the division of J-K in two union territories.

The film is set to have the “most breath-taking visual experience that audiences will get to see on screen and the director ( Karan Malhotra) has left no stones unturned to make his film spectacular,” informed a source close to the project, ANI reported.

“He was certain that he wanted to shoot some of the most crucial portions of the film in Ladakh becuase it would add to the visual appeal of the film. Ranbir and Vaani have both left Mumbai for this shooting schedule,” the source further added.

Sanjay Dutt is set to play Ranbir’s arch-enemy, a ruthless villain in Shamshera.

The film is being touted to be mega-budget ensemble feature that is also a period drama. Huge sets had been created to shoot sequences that required a face-off between Ranbir’s character and that of Sanjay’s.

However, the Ladakh schedule will have portions of Ranbir and Vaani only.

Vaani Kapoor will be essaying the role of a travelling performer from the Indian heartland while Ranbir will be seen in double role, as central character Shamshera and his father. The film is set in 1800’s and revolves around the story of a dacoit tribe who takes charge in the struggle for independence against British rule in India.

An action-adventure film, Shamshera is written and directed by Karan Malhotra, being bankrolled under Yash Raj Films, it is slated to release on 31 July 2020.