Though actor Prithviraj is popular in Mollywood for his hero characters, his anti-hero roles in Kollywood movies have also won equal appreciation. 


It is learned that the actor will portray the role of an antagonist in 'Naam Shabana', which stars Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles.


The actor has previously played villain roles in the Kollywood movie Kana Kandaen and Telugu movie Police Police.


' Naam Shabana' is the prequel to Akshay Kumar’s blockbuster movie Baby released last year.


The film is directed by Shivam Nair. Bollywood actors Manoj Bajpayee and will play cameos in the movie. A major part of the movie is shot in Malaysia.


Prithviraj is currently in the last leg of filming 'My Story' in Portugal.