Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming film, which was tentatively titled 'Thalaivar 167', has now been named 'Darbar'. The first look of the film was released by the film's director AR Murugadoss and has everything that a cop film needs.
“You decide whether you want to be good, bad or worse," is the tagline displayed in the poster.
Actress Nayanthara, who was last seen on-screen playing a double role in horror-thriller 'Airaa', has been signed as the leading lady opposite Rajinikanth in this Murugadoss movie.
On Monday, Rajinikanth's publicist Riaz Ahmed took to Twitter to confirm Nayanthara is on board. He also denied other casting reports that have been doing the rounds.
"The rumours being speculated about the cast of 'Thalaivar 167' is not authentic. As of now, only Nayanthara has been roped in for the film. Kindly do not spread the news until you get an official press release about the entire confirmed cast," he tweeted.
After working with Rajinikanth in "Chandramukhi" and also briefly in "Kuselan", this is the third time Nayanthara will be teaming up with the 68-year-old star.
Last seen on-screen playing a hostel warden with a violent past in "Petta", Rajinikanth is reportedly playing a police officer in this project. Rajinikanth will don the police officer’s uniform after 27 years. His last cop role was 'Pandian', which came out in 1992.
Popular lensman Santosh Sivan will crank the camera while Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music.
The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be revealed. The industry grapevine is that the project goes on the floors later this week in Mumbai.