The upcoming period drama also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut in lead roles.
The 34-year-old actor heaped praise on his co-stars, calling them 'phenomenally talented'.
"I am very excited to be starring in 'Rangoon'. Any film with Vishal Bhardwaj is like a precious jewel for me. So, I hope I can give him the character that he needs me to play. That's what I need to do and I am focusing on that," Shahid said.
"Saif and Kangana are phenomenally talented. Kangana hashad an outstanding last couple of years and she is taking acting to another level and changing the benchmark for all of us. Saif is somebody, who did his best work (Omkara) with Vishal sir. He has got an amazing character in 'Rangoon'," he added.
There is a lot of buzz around the casting of the film as it brings together for the first time Shahid and Saif, who have a personal history with the latter married to the 'R...Rajkumar' actor's former girlfriend Kareena Kapoor.
Shahid, however, seems to be unaffected by the speculation and only wants to concentrate on his performance.
Shahid will be next seen in 'Shaandaar' which will release on October 22.


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