Sacha Baron Cohen is quite literally the master of disguise after reportedly filming the sequel for his outrageous comedy Borat in secret.
The Ali G star is said to have gone ‘undercover’ in recent months as the iconic character to film Borat 2.
According to Collider, not only is the project completed but Sacha, 48, has even screened the movie for ‘a select few’ industry executives.
The plot was alleged to feature the Kazakh TV personality going ‘undercover’ to interview people in public as he is simply now too recognisable, after his fame soared following the blockbuster movie.
An insider described it as ‘Cohen playing Borat playing Cohen’. However, another source close to the project denied this plot point but still confirmed the sequel had finished filming.
Speculation is rife that Borat 2 will be released before the US presidential election in November.
It wouldn’t be too far-fetched as Sacha – who is married to actress Isla Fisher – has been spotted in character on several occasions over the summer months.
In June, the British comedian disguised himself as a country singer for a stunt at a conservative rally in Washington, where he persuaded attendees to sing about the ‘Wuhan flu’.
Sacha reportedly performed a song containing lyrics about how they should ‘chop’ journalists up ‘like the Saudis do’, referencing the death of Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
The song also referred to Chinese people as ‘sushi-eaters’, and had the lyric: ‘Chinese people what we going to do? Nuke ’em up like in World War 2′, with the crowd joining in.
James Connor Blair, a local counsellor, posted on social media that the actor’s security ‘blocked event organisers from getting him off the stage or pulling power from the generator’.
Then in July, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed to have fallen victim to one of the actor’s pranks.
Rudy attended a set-up interview in Manhattan for what he believed was a discussion on the city’s coronavirus response.
However he revealed it went off course very quickly when his loudmouth interviewer arrived in a bright pink costume.
Last month, the prankster was spotted driving a pick-up truck near a McDonald’s in the US signalling he was ready to resurrect his fictional journalist alter ego.
The original Borat movie, full title Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, was released in 2006 and grossed over $262 million (£201 million) worldwide.
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