Vivek Oberoi will reportedly be seen as Muthappa Rai, who was said to be Karnataka’s most wanted man in 1990s. The shooting of the film with Ram Gopal Varma will take off in mid-June. In the meanwhile, the actor is already preparing to play the former gangster-turned-businessman and has started sporting a French beard. He also has plans to meet Muthappa’s close aides and family members in Bengaluru.”Bengaluru is Vivek’s second home, as his wife, Priyanka Alva Oberoi, is from the city. He knows a lot about the place. To prepare for the role, he is making a hush-hush trip to Bengaluru to meet the people that Muthappa interacts with professionally and personally. He will stay there for a week to understand Muthappa’s background. He wants to learn more about his journey, and how he went on to become a successful businessman,” confirmed a source to a daily.
The actor has earlier played a gangster in many movies, which include ‘Company’ (2002), ‘At Lokhandwala’ (2007) and Rakht Charitra (2010). The new film will see him team with his mentor filmmaker, Varma after five years, ‘Rakht Charitra’ being their last movie together.