Announced for a grand Pongal 2020 release is the ongoing ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth starrer, Darbar, under director A. R. Murugadoss is being produced by Lyca Productions. Being billed to be a mass action commercial entertainer, the film is currently in its third leg of filming at Mumbai with portions being shot at Jaipur and the crew also including cinematographer Santosh Sivan. The reputed National Award-winning has now released a statement on his Twitter page from the Darbar shooting spot lauding Rajinikanth calling him an amazing and humbling person who treats and respects everybody with patience and without any discrimination.

Santhosh Sivan about Rajinikanth at Darbar shooting spotDarbar Rajinikanth director A R Murugadoss

Darbar marks the second time Santosh Sivan is working on a Rajinikanth film after the blockbuster Thalapathi in 1991 and is incidentally also the third occasion he has teamed up with director A. R. Murugadoss after their previous collaborations namely Thuppakki starring Vijay and Mahesh Babu’s Spyder. Apart from Rajinikanth, Darbar has Nayanthara playing the female lead, Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty and Prateik Babbar as the antagonists and a power-packed technical team that includes names like composer Anirudh Ravichander, editor Sreekar Prasad, art director T. Santanam, stunt choreographers Ram-Laxman, lyricist Vivek, and costume designer Niharikha Bhasin Khan. The film will also see Rajinikanth donning the khakhi as a police officer after almost 28 years when he starred in the smash hit, Pandian, in 1992.

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