It is reported that several Malayalam film producers had tried to rope in him for their films, but he had rejected all the offers. Sources claim that Rafi Mecartin wanted a villain, who can send a shiver up to the audience. After listening his story, Pradeep Rawat could not turn down his offer. According to sources, the Bollywood actor is playing the character of Gowda, a businessman-turned-politician in the film China Town.
However, Pradeep Rawat started his acting career with the role of Ashwathama in TV serial 'The Mahabharat'. He entered Bollywood with the movie Aitbar in 1985. Later, he debuted in Telugu with Sye in 2004 and in Tamil with Ghajini in 2005. So far, he has acted in more than 50 movies. Currently, he is completely busy with Telugu films and he has some important projects like Mahankali, Wallposters, Sevakudu, Dalapathi and Mangala.