Prakash Raj will be seen in some of the forthcoming Tamil biggies in the coming months. After signing Kamal Haasan's "Thoongavanam", the actor is all set to act in Rajinikanth's next.

Director Pa Ranjith confirmed the news to The Times of India. He said the versatile actor will play an important role in the untitled, multi-lingual project, without revealing much. 

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Prakash Raj had earlier worked in Rajinikanth's blockbuster "Padayappa". He had played a cop, who appears in the climax. But the character in the upcoming movie is expected to be lengthy and different. 

Apart from Rajinikanth and Prakash Raj, Kalairasan and Dinesh have been roped in for the untitled project, which will be Rajinikanth's 159th film.

It is not still confirmed who plays the female lead in the movie, but Nayantara and Vidya Balan's names have been doing the rounds. 

It is also being said the director is facing pressure from his "Madras" actors who are requesting him to give a chance to work in the superstar's movie.

The shooting of the flick will begin in August in Malaysia and is likely to go on for about 60 days. Rajinikanth is said to be playing the role of an ageing gangster.