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Default TOP 10 Unknown Facts of Film 'Shamshera'

Story, Film is About:
Set in the 1800s pre-Independence India, the film is an Indian adaptation of Howard Pyle's "Merry Adventures of Robin Hood".

Release Date: 31 July 2020 (India) but Postponed due to COVID 19

Budget:$25,000,000 (estimated)

Unknown Facts, Interesting Facts
  • Ranbir Kapoor's first period film
  • Sanjay dutt's first collaboration with Yash Raj Films
  • Vanni Kapoor will act opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt for the first time.
  • Film is stuck at various stages of production due to the lockdown
  • Director: Karan Malhotra, Writers: Aditya Chopra (Story), Karan Malhotra (Screenplay)

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Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh; nephew of actors Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor. Grandnephew of actors Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Shammi Kapoor, Geeta Bali; cousin of actresses Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor.

Belongs to the fourth generation of highly prestigious and considered to be the first family of Bollywood (Hindi film industry): Kapoor Family.

He and his My Love (2007) co-star Sonam Kapoor assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on highly acclaimed movie Black (2005).

Unknown Facts
  • Shares his name with his grandfather, the legendary Raj Kapoor (his full name was Ranbir Raj Kapoor).
  • Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.
  • Great-nephew of Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor.
  • Great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor.
  • Grandson of Raj Kapoor.
  • Cousin of Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor.
  • Nephew of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor ( Shashi's children).
  • Nephew of actors Kunal Kapoor Karan Kapoor Sanjana Kapoor.
  • Grandson of actress/ costume designer Rajee Singh.
  • Discovered actor Jatin Sial for Aa Ab Laut Chale. Ranbir saw him a in a play and recommended him to his father Rishi Kapoor.
  • Great grand nephew of actor Trilok Kapoor ( Prithviraj's brother).
  • Nephew of actor Jatin Sial. ( Rishi Kapoor's Aunt Urmila Sial's son).
  • Nephew of Aditya Raj Kapoor and Kanchan Desai ( Shammi Kapoor's children).
  • Great grand nephew of Trilok Kapoor. Trilok is the brother of Prithviraj Kapoor.
  • Grand nephew of director Vijay Kapoor and his brother actor, politician Vicky Kapoor. Their father was Trilok Kapoor. Trilok was the brother of Prithviraj Kapoor.
  • Nephew of Jatin Sial ( Dad's cousin.Urmila Sial's son).
  • Distant great grand nephew of Kamal Kapoor. Kamal was a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor.
  • Grandfather Raj Kapoor's maternal uncle was actor Jugal Kishore Mehra. Jugal married actress Anwari Begum and adopted her daughter actress Zarine ( Nasreen). Nasreen is the mother of actress/ singer Salma Agha. This makes Salma Agha his aunt. This also makes Sasha Agha his cousin.
  • Ranbir Kapoor is a relative of Anil , Boney , Sanjay , Sonam and Arjun Kapoor. His great grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor was a cousin of Surinder Kapoor ( Anil Kapoor 's dad).
  • His favorite movies are It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Shree 420 (1955), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Mr. India (1987), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Singin' in the Rain (1952), Masoom (1983), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Sometimes (1976), Series of Events (1981), Chandni (1989), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), 3 Idiots (2009), Rang De Basanti (2006), Who Am I to You? (1994), Home Alone (1990), The Prestige (2006), Lost in Translation (2003), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Amar, Akbar and Anthony (1977) and Rafoo Chakkar (1975).
  • Visted the Fiji Islands in 1986. He accompanied his father for a stage concert with Dimple Kapadia, Asrani and Prem Chopra .
  • Was roommate's with Abhay Chopra ( Ravi Chopra's son) in the year 2000 in New York. Ranbir was there to attend a acting school.
  • Cousin Shaira Kapoor (Shashi Kapoor's granddaughter) worked as production designer in Bombay Velvet.
  • His father Rishi Kapoor's brother is Randhir Kapoor, whose wife is Babita Kapoor. Babita's cousin is classic actress Sadhana, whom Ranbir escorted on the ramp of a fashion show for charity in 2014. A cheerful Sadhana wore a beautiful pink sari, while being on the arm of the handsome dapper Ranbir, in what turned out to be her last public appearance. A year-and-a-half later, she died from a high fever. Rishi went to her house to pay his last respects and was touched to see that she had kept a framed picture of her and Ranbir from the fashion show on her nightstand.
  • Cousin Pooja Desai was a assistant director in Dhoom 2 and Om Shanti Om. Pooja is the granddaughter of Shammi Kapoor.
  • His uncle is Sanjay Kapoor the CEO of Talking Pictures Productions in Bahrain. Sanjay is the son of director Vijay Kapoor. Vijay Kapoor has another son named Ajay Kapoor. Ajay Kapoor is the Executive Director at Indra Media Pvt Ltd. Ajay is Zee Sports - Head of Programming. Ajay has also been a producer of several drama series. He has also been the Nimbus Television - Creative Director. Ajay has also been the producer of Ten Sports. Director Vijay Kapoor also has a daughter named Anuradha settled in India. Anuradha has a daughter settled in Australia.
  • Second cousin of actor Adiraj Malhotra. Adiraj starred in the video "Purana Andaz " as a child. Adiraj is son of actor Monty Nath. Month Nath was the son of actor Prem Nath. Prem Nath's sister was married to Raj Kapoor.
  • Second cousin of director Siddharth Malhotra.
  • Grandnephew of Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath , Narendra Nath and Ravi Nath Nath Malhotra . Ravi is also the secretary of Dimple Kapadia and father of director Karan Malhotra.
  • Cousin of model Shivani Kapur. Shivani came to India in the early 2000's from England. How they are cousins is not clarified anywhere.Shivani's mother Malati Lall was invited to be the face of the Lakme campaign in the 1980's She had to refuse as Malati's mother did not want her to be a model.
  • Several magazines carried a story about the day Ranbir Kapoor was born. The entire Kapoor khandaan was in the hospital visiting Neetu Singh and the new born baby Ranbir . All except Rishi's younger brother Rajiv Kapoor. Rajiv and his then girlfriend Padmini Kholapure were involved in a serious car accident. When questioned by the police, Rajiv and Padmini were reluctant to give their names. The reason being was that Raj Kapoor had warned Rajiv to break off from Padmini and this incident would've blown the situation out in the public.
  • Grandnephew of actor Pinchoo Kapoor.( Raj Kapoor's paternal cousin).
  • Great grandnephew of actor Vishwa Mehra. Great grandmother Ramsarni Mehra's brother.
  • Actor Jatin Sial and actor,producer Mandhir Siyal are Ranbir Kapoor's uncle's. (Prithviraj Kapoor's daughter Urmila Sial's children).
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Born and brought up in Lucknow, Aahana moved to Mumbai during her childhood making the shift from LaMartiniere Girls College, Lucknow to Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Mumbai.

Soon after she completed school, she involved herself with the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai where she eventually realized that the stage is her first love. From being a backstage helper to selling tickets, she enjoyed every aspect of the wondrous world of Theatre.

Even after a degree in Commerce and Economics and a vocational advertising diploma from HR College, Mumbai, Aahana knew a desk job wouldn't cut it for her. She joined the first batch of Whistling Woods to learn everything there is to know about acting and to further solidify her talents.

Her professional stint with theatre began with Akvarious Productions and she went on to do several plays with Naseeruddin Shah's theatre company - Motley - where she played leading roles in productions such as 'By George' and 'Arms and the Man'.

In the meantime, she also started exploring advertising campaigns and has worked on commercials for reputed brands such as Garnier, Red Label Tea, SBI Life Insurance, Revlon, Cox and Kings etc.

She worked with Makrand Deshpande on a play called 'Sona Spa' which was eventually turned into a film and gave her a taste of cinema acting. However, her strong passion for theatre continues and she is currently part of the acclaimed production 'Sir Sir Sarla'.

In 2013, she was awarded an opportunity to work on a series that would change the landscape of Indian television - "Yudh" - a 20-episode show with Anurag Kashyap starring the legend himself Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. Aahana plays the pivotal role of Mr. Bachchan's daughter.
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