Vikram Prabhu’s upcoming film Neruppu Da will see the actor playing the role of a firefighter. Directed by first time filmmaker B Ashok Kumar, the film also stars Nikki Galrani.
Vikram Prabhu’s character is supposedly a Rajinikanth fan in the film, which is why the title comes from the insanely popular Neruppuda number from the Pa Ranjith directorial Kabali. The superstar himself has given his blessings for the project and attended its audio launch in Chennai on Monday.
Rajini has had a long association with Sivaji, Vikram’s grandfather, and Prabhu, Vikram’s father, having acted with both of them. Further, Rajinikanth acted in the 50th film produced by Sivaji Productions owned by Prabhu and Ramkumar (his brother) – Chandramukhi went on to become a blockbuster.
Will the Rajini magic work in favour of Neruppu da? Vikram Prabhu would certainly be hoping so. The actor made his debut in Prabhu Solomon’s Kumki in 2012. His last two films, Veera Sivaji and Wagah tanked at the box office and he’s in desperate need of a hit. The launch was attended by many celebrities including Dhanush, Vishal, Raghava Lawrence, Vivekh, Satyaraj and others.