The makers of 'Darbar' have roped in Suniel Shetty as the menacing antagonist opposite Rajinikanth. There is immense excitement hurling around 'Darbar' as it is speculated that this will be Rajni's last film before he enters politics. The shoot for the film began in mid-April in Mumbai. The superstar has reportedly also filmed an intensive action sequence with Prateik Babbar, who is playing Suniel Shetty's son in the film.
Suniel Shetty who will be seen as the main antagonist, will return to a negative role after 'Main Hoon Na.' In the film, Suniel Shetty, a corporate giant, will take on Thalaiva’s IPS officer. He joins the team during the second schedule which starts in the next few days in Mumbai and will be there all through", said a source.
The shoot of 'Darbar' will wrap up by August. The shooting is held under tight security and nothing has been leaked so far, however, it seems Rajini will sport different avatars in the film. The Bollywood star is reported to be working out extra to build a menacing look. A source said, "The antagonist’s track has an emotional back-story also featuring Rajinikanth, which makes the revenge all the more exciting. There will be several confrontation scenes between the duo in the film which climaxes with a stylized, larger than-life action scene."
Suniel Shetty had taken up several meaty roles down South. He recently wrapped up Priyadarshan’s multi-lingual period drama, 'Marakkar: The Lion of Arabian Sea.' Also featuring Mohanlal, it is set against the Zamorin war with Portuguese.