Jackie Shroff to play antagonist in ‘Sarkar 3’

The third instalment of the franchise will see the return of Amitabh Bachchan as the don, Subhash Nagre

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Mumbai: Actor Jackie Shroff during the launch of Indian cricket player Yuvraj Singhs clothing brand YWC designed by fashion designers Shantanu and Nikhil, in Mumbai, on Sep 3, 2016. The royalties from the sale will support YouWeCan, a NGO for empowerment of cancer patients and survivors. (Photo: IANS)

Actor Jackie Shroff has been roped in to play one of the antagonists in filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3, the third instalment in the widely popular Sarkar franchise, starring Amitabh Bachchan.

On Sunday, Varma revealed the cast of the film on his Twitter page.

“Jackie plays one of the main antagonists in Sarkar 3. He plays a character referred to as Sir [sic],” Varma wrote.

He also confirmed that Sarkar 3 will witness the return of Bachchan as the don, Subhash Nagre, but added that both Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who were part of Sarkar Raj, won’t feature in the third part.

He also revealed that actors Manoj Bajpayee, Yami Gautham, Amit Sadh, Ronit Roy, Rohini Hattangadi and Bharat Dabholkar are part of the film.

Hattangadi will also be playing a villain.

“Gandhi’s Kasturba plays an antagonist in Sarkar 3. Rohini Hattangadi plays Rukku Bhai Devi,” he shared.

Varma revealed that Manoj Bajpayee’s character will be based on, “a very cranky and slightly violent version of [Arvind] Kejriwal”.