Actor Prakash Raj, who is known for playing character roles across languages, has landed a pivotal role in the biopic on social activist Traffic Ramaswamy, which stars actor-filmmaker SA Chandrasekhar in the titular role.
Prakash Raj will be seen as a police commissioner in a power-packed role. On signing the project, he told Deccan Chronicle: “It is a strong role and I consider it to be a big honour to be part of the film, which is about a well-known and a fearless social activist Traffic Ramasamy sir.”
Last seen playing a dreaded rowdy Kasi in Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran, Prakash Raj will commence shooting for this project from early next year.
Being directed by debutant Vijay Vikram, an erstwhile assistant of SA Chandrasekhar, the film also stars Rohini as Chandrasekhar’s spouse and RK Suresh and Upasana as the lead pair, apart from Vijay Antony, S Ve Shekar, Kasthuri, Manobala and Madan Bob in interesting cameo roles. Prakash Raj is expected to look slightly older for the role, which apparently floored him in the first narration.
After wrapping up his portion on this project, Prakash Raj will join the sets of Mani Ratnam’s next untitled multi-starrer. Veteran actress Jayasudha plays his pair in the film. Apparently, Arvind Swami, Fahadh and Simbu – the lead actors of the film - will be seen as their sons. It has also been confirmed that Vijay Sethupathi will be seen in a special role as a cop. Prakash had last worked with Mani Ratnam in OK Kanmani.