Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Sanju, is all set to feature in Yash Raj Films' action entertainer titled Shamshera.
The 35-year-old actor will be working with the production house after a gap of nine years. His last project with YRF was "Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year".
Karan Malhotra is directing the film, which is a part of YRF's three-movie deal with him. He has previously directed "Agneepath" and "Brothers" for the studio.
"'Shamshera' is exactly the film I was looking for. While growing up watching Hindi commercial cinema, I had an image of what a film hero should be doing. 'Shamshera' allows me to do everything that I had imagined and it's a very exciting project for me.
"Karan is going to take me completely out of my comfort zone and I'm looking forward to this challenge," Ranbir said in a statement.
The makers are planning to present Ranbir in a never-seen-before avtaar.
"Shamshera" is set to go on the floors by the end of this year and shooting will wrap by mid 2019.
Ranbir, who will next be seen in Sanjay Dutt biopic "Sanju", is currently working on Ayan Mukerji's "Brahmastra". The film will see him in the role of a superhero.
(With PTI Inputs)