Prakash Raj approached for Rajinikanth’s next

Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Popular southern actor Prakash Raj is in talks for a pivotal role in superstar Rajinikanth’s yet-untitled 159th film, which is set to go on the floors in August in Malaysia.

“Prakash Raj sir has been approached and talks are currently going on. He’s kicked about his role. An official announcement can be expected in a week’s time,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

Prakash has worked with Rajinikanth only once in a brief role in the latter’s 1999 film “Padayappa”.

To be directed by Pa. Ranjith, the film is said to feature the superstar in a role of an ageing gangster.

Kalaipuli S. Thanu is producing this project, which will have music by Santosh Narayanan.

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