Nana Patekar’s loss is Prakash Raj’s gain!

There was a strong buzz that Nana Patekar was approached toplay the main villain opposite Aazaan-fame star Sachiin Joshi for hisforthcoming film Mumbai Mirror.

But inside sources reveal that Prakash Raj has been signedon for the pivotal role. The powerhouse performer, who happens to be theflavour of the year with Singham, is also very excited about his role in thefilm. And why not! After all the Jaykant Shikre of Singham will now get to playShetty; the most dreaded character in Mumbai Mirror.

But instead of a righteous cop like Bajirao Singham, Shettywill clash with the raw energy of a quirky whimsical and corrupt cop played bySachiin Joshi.

The realistic commercial potboiler mirrors the Mumbaiunderbelly and revolves around the nexus between powerful corrupt dance barlords and the Mumbai Police. Directed by Ankush Bhatt, of Bhindi Bazaar Inc.fame, the movie has some scintillating music by Anand Raj Anand. It’s expectedto release in September 2012.