The entire crew of AR Murugadoss is furious over the leak of the pictures from the sets of the upcoming Rajinikanth film Darbar. Photos from the sets of the film in Mumbai went viral on social media recently.
Superstar Rajinikanth’s look from the film has now been revealed. In addition to that, we have also seen a photo of Rajinikanth batting with Nayanthara beside him. The crew, which was wondering how the photos got leaked, seems to have stumbled upon the answer.
The shooting of Darbar, starring Rajinikanth and Nayanthara, in Mumbai reportedly hit a roadblock after the students of a college, where the shoot was in progress, protested against the crew’s strict rules. As per an India Today report, the crew of Darbar objected to clicking pictures and taking videos on the sets and barricaded the shooting area. Students of the college were reportedly upset and they allegedly pelted stones at the crew from the terrace of the building.
After the reported incident, director AR Murugadoss complained to the college management and the India Today report added that he is also considering changing the shooting location. Students were not allowed to get near the shooting spot, which seems to have angered them. Reportedly, there were altercations between the crew members and students.
Darbar is a cop drama, which brings Rajinikanth and AR Murugadoss together for the first time. Rajinikanth started filming Darbar in Mumbai on April 22 and Nayanthara, who co-starred with the 68-year-old actor in Chandramukhi and Kuselan, joined him a day later. Pictures of Rajinikanth on the sets of Darbar were shared on social media.
The film also features Prateik Babbar in a negative role and Rajinikanth is returning on screen as a cop after 25 years. He played the role of a cop in 1992 released Pandian.
Darbar is scheduled to release on Pongal next year. The actor was last seen in Tamil film Petta in which he played the role of a hostel warden. Speaking about his casting in the project, Prateik said in a statement: “It is such a dream come true to have bagged this project in such little time,” reported IANS.
Rajinikanth will play the role of a cop 25 years after he played a police officer in 1992 film Pandian. Darbar, slated for Pongal 2020 release, will the first of the two most-anticipated cop dramas of the year – the other being Sooryavanshi, starring Rajinikanth’s 2.0 co-star Akshay Kumar. The background score and soundtrack will be composed by Anirudh Ravichander, while cinematography and editing will be handled by Santhosh Sivan and Sreekar Prasad, respectively.