Ranbir Kapoor currently has two big movies almost ready for release. The trailer of Brahmastra which also stars Alia Bhatt in the lead released last week but was exposed to a lot of trolling and criticizing with netizens calling it a cheap copy of some iconic Hollywood movies like Thor, and Harry Potter. Many social media users even said that some of the ideas have been directly lifted from Mouni Roy’s Naagin serial.
And now the first look of Ranbir from Shamshera has been released and even now fans are not really happy with it. Many have compared Ranbir’s Shamshera avatar with that of Ranveer Singh as Khilji from Padmaavat. Undoubtedly, Ranveer rocked the role of Khilji in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie with his menacing look and stance and got more appreciation than Shahid Kapoor’s Maharawal Ratan Singh from Padmaavat.
Even the song picturized on Ranveer as Khilji became extremely popular. And that is why when the picture of Ranbir as Shamshera leaked online, the social media users came out with their opinions saying that it was a copy of Ranveer’s Khilji look and that Ranbir may not be able to pull off the character as skillfully as the Bajirao Mastani actor.
Both Ranveer and Ranbir are at a turning point in their career. Rather most of the big stars are facing few challenges as the taste of the audience post-Corona pandemic has changed a lot. Ranveer’s last two releases 83 and Jayesbhai Jordaar flopped badly. On the other hand, Ranbir had his last release Sanju in 2018 and now has back-to-back big-budget movies releasing in 2022.
While Sanju was a big hit, it was directed by Rajkumar Hirani who has never seen a flop. If either Brahmastra or Shamshera or even both the movies become blockbusters it will definitely consolidate his position in Bollywood as a superstar because Ranbir has very few big hits to his credit.