CONFIRMED: Prateik Babbar to play a baddie in Superstar Rajinikanth's 'Darbar!
Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar has been roped in to play the lead antagonist role in Superstar Rajinikanth's next movie 'Darbar'. The action movie stars Rajinikanth and Lady Superstar Nayanthara as lead roles.
After the huge box office success of 'Petta', Superstar Rajinikanth is on cloud nine. And, we also know that Thalaivar has collaborated with ace director AR Murugadoss for his next titled 'Darbar. The movie stars Rajinikanth and lady Superstar Nayanthara in the lead roles.
Well, soon after the official launch of the movie, Darbar is the hot topic heard in Kollywood. Many actors name is been associated but none has been confirmed officially by the filmmakers. However, today an official confirmation has been unveiled by the makers themselves that Bollywood actor, 'Baaghi 2' fame Prateik Babbar has bagged a pivotal role in Rajini's next.
Yes, you heard it right! The Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar, who acted in the Hindi version of 'Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya', will make his Tamil debut opposite Rajinikanth in AR Murugadoss's Darbar. Further reports say that, Prateik has been chosen to play the lead antagonist in a 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.
Darbar will depict Rajinikanth playing a rowdy cop in this actioner and it also marks the third collaboration of Nayan-Rajini after Chandramukhi and Kuselan. Stay locked to this space for more freshly brewed content on Tamil film industry.