Suniel Shetty Joins the Cast of Rajinikanth’s ‘Darbar’

Suniel Shetty all set to go back to south Indian films.

Updated23 May 2019, 12:24 PM IST
Indian Cinema
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Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty recently joined the cast of Rajinikanth’s Darbar. The Dhadkan actor will be playing the antagonist in the film. As someone who started his career by acting in the Tamil film 12B, Darbar is a homecoming of sorts as it will mark his return to the industry.

According to reports in The Indian Express, here’s what a source close to the production had to say:

“Anna is going to play a baddie after fifteen years, that too opposite Thalaivar. Last he was seen doing a negative role was in Shah Rukh Khan’s Main Hoon Na”.

Suniel Shetty will be shooting for Darbar next week in Mumbai, after which “the film will pick up its momentum”, said the report by The Indian Express.

The source also revealed that Suniel Shetty will be playing the role of Prateik Babbar’s father. “He will be seen in the avatar of a corporate honcho, a successful and stylish businessman. The movie is going to be a typical Rajinikanth film filled with action, so Suniel sir’s energy will also be very different, and you will see some interesting action sequences between Thalaivar and Anna,” the source added.

Suniel Shetty is also planning on reigniting the Hera Pheri franchise, which originally also starred Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal. In a recent interview with PTI, he said that a third installment of the film is in works.

“Talks are on with Priyadarshan for the third part. It should happen by the end of the year. There is a lot of discussion around it. I am excited for it.”
Suniel Shetty, Actor

Suniel Shetty was last seen in Sidharth Malhotra's A Gentleman (2017). He also has a few other South Indian films that he is working on.

(With inputs from The Indian Express)

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Published: 23 May 2019, 12:24 PM IST

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