The makers of Rajinikanth and Nayanthara starrer Darbar revealed the title and first look in the last week, and after watching Thalaivar in his swagger avatar all the fans poured in love on social through comments and likes. Now, the latest development about the film is an important one, as Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar has come on board to play a baddie in this commercial entertainer. Prateik confirmed the news and told Mumbai Mirror, “It has been my aspiration to share screen space with a legend like Rajinikanth sir. I can’t wait to meet him and observe him on set. I have been appreciated for characters with grey shades and I am investing my 200 per cent in this role because it’s an opportunity of a lifetime.”
A source close to the film told Mirror, “Murugadoss was impressed by Prateik in Baaghi 2 and decided to cast him. He plays the antagonist’s son and will feature in important scenes with Rajini. After Mumbai, the team heads to Tamil Nadu for the remaining portions.” Interestingly, Prateik Babbar also played a baddie in his last release Baaghi 2, which was a box office blockbuster. In fact, the actor is playing an antagonist in his upcoming films like Chhichhore, Power and Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai.
Talking about Darbar, the film is directed by AR Murugadoss, the man behind Ghajini, Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, Akira, Sarkar (Tamil) and many more. After Chandramukhi and Kuselan, this is the third time Nayanthara will be teaming up with the 68-year-old star. Rajinikanth will be seen playing a rowdy cop in this actioner.
Darbar is bankrolled by Lyca Productions, who previously produced Rajinikanth's last blockbuster 2.0. Ace lensman Santosh Sivan is cranking the camera for Darbar, while Anirudh Ravichander will compose the album. The editing of the film will be done by Sreekar Prasad. The makers of the film are planning to release the film on Pongal next year. So, are you excited for the face-off between Rajinikanth and Prateik Babbar? Tweet to us @bollywood_life.
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