AR Murugadoss reveals how he convinced Rajinikanth to play cop

Filmmaker AR Murugadoss realised his dream of directing Superstar Rajinikanth in his upcoming film Darbar.
Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: January 08, 2020 19:04 IST
AR Murugadoss reveals how he convinced Rajinikanth to play cop

Darbar marks the first time collaboration of Superstar Rajinikanth and AR Murugadoss. The film, which had produced by Lyca Productions on a grand scale, is all set for a grand release on January 9. As reported earlier, Rajinikanth will be essaying two roles, a cop, and a social activist.

Unlike other stars, Rajinikanth did not exploit cop roles to become the actor that he is today. He was last seen as a police officer in Pandiyan, which released in 1992. It would have taken a mountain of effort for Murugadoss to convince Superstar Rajinikanth to don the khaki for this film.
In a recent interview, AR Murugadoss opened up about how he convinced Rajinikanth. He said, "Barring Moondru Mugam, his other cop-based outings weren’t blockbusters. Maybe, this could have been the reason Rajini sir avoided them— but I wanted to break the jinx with Darbar. I assume that he must have had some kind of trust in me. In the film, he plays an Assistant Commissioner of Police— a no-nonsense cop. It has been a while since Thalaivar fans witnessed the stylish Superstar of the 90s. Any Rajini sir film is like a festival on-screen, right? Hopefully, Darbar will satisfy his fans."