January 10, 2020, just got hotter as a big clash between three huge films has been confirmed. It’s a known fact that Ajay Devgn led Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Deepika Padukone led Chhapaak were set to clash on 2nd Friday of 2020 and now Rajinikanth starrer upcoming Darbar‘s Hindi version has also been scheduled for the same day which also means it will be a near Pongal release.

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The release date of Darbar was announced recently and in fact director, AR Murugadoss took to Twitter to make the announcement that the trailer will be out on Dec 16.

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Reportedly Rajinikanth plays a double role in the film one as cop Aaditya Arunasalam and another one of a social activist. The film also stars Suniel Shetty who will be seen playing an antagonist.

Earlier the makers of Darbar released a special poster to mark Rajinikanth’s 70th birthday.

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The poster features Rajinikanth walking majestically with a fiery look on his face.

The film marks his return to playing a police officer after 25 years.

Rajinikanth was last seen playing a police officer in the 1992 Tamil film Pandian. His other police officer role includes Alex Pandian from Moondru Mugam, which released in 1982.

At the audio launch of Darbar last weekend, Rajinikanth opened up on teaming up with Murugadoss for the first time.

“We couldn’t think about anyone else but AR Murugadoss to direct the movie. I loved his Ramana and Ghajini. I had wanted to work with him for long. When Kabali and Kaala were being made, he showed interest in a police officer story.”

“When Petta came, Murugadoss knew what kind of roles would interest me and he came up with Darbar in a week’s time. That’s how this project was born. At one level, this movie is a suspense thriller. I am happy to have got to work with a director who blends message with entertainment, like Shankar,” he added.

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