Rajinikanth and Nayanthara on Sunday flew together to join the final schedule of Darbar in Jaipur. If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, the shoot of Darbar will be wrapped up in the next three weeks and the film will hit the screens for Pongal next year. The film features Rajinikanth as a cop, and he plays this character after two decades. He last played a cop in 1992 Tamil film, Pandian. The film also stars Yogi Babu and Nivetha Thomas in crucial roles.
The project marks the Tamil debut of Suniel Shetty and Prateik Babbar, who play the antagonists in this highly anticipated film. On being signed for the project, Prateik had 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 my characters with grey shades and I am investing my 200 percent in this role because it’s an opportunity of a lifetime.”
The film has music by Anirudh Ravichander. While Santosh Sivan is cranking the camera, Sreekar Prasad is taking care of editing. The film was originally supposed to be bankrolled by Sun Pictures, who backed out after the Sarkar controversy. Lyca Productions, the makers of 2.0, took over the reins of the project and are going all out to make this a lavish project.
This would be the third outing for Lyca Productions with Rajinikanth after Kaala and 2.0. Darbar, which will be simultaneously dubbed and released in Telugu, marks the first-time collaboration of Murugadoss and Rajinikanth.
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