Actor Vinay Rai, who has worked in films such as Unnale Unnale and Endrendrum Punnagai, has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Vishal-starrer Tamil crime thriller Thupparivaalan.
"Happy birthday Vinay Rai. Have a great year ahead. Looking forward to the madness in our shoot for 'Thupparivaalan'," Vishal wrote on his official social media page.
To be helmed by Mysskin, the film will feature Vishal in the role of a suave detective. The duo will be working together for the first time.
Actors Prasanna, Rakul Preet Singh and actor-filmmaker K Bhagyaraj have been roped in to essay important roles.
While Bhagyaraj is likely to play Vishal's father, Prasanna will be essaying a negative character - similar to the role he played in Mysskin's Anjathe. Rakul will be paired opposite Vishal for the first time.
The regular shooting of the project starts from September 23 and the movie is expected to hit the screen before the end of next summer.