Chennai, Jan 11 (Agencies): After acting in various Bollywood and international films, Kabir Bedi is all set to enter into Kollywood.

The actor, who shot to fame in the Hollywood through James Bond film "Octopussy" and also as a stage-actor in Shakespeare's "Othello", would play a prominent role in Tamil film "Aravan" to be directed by Vasantha Balan.

Bedi said he was thrilled after hearing the story from Balan, known for his films "Angadi Theru" and "Veyil". It would be a perfect and apt role for him to do in the Tamil film, he said.

Besides Bedi, Adhi, known for portrayal as an angry young man in the Tamil movie "Mirugam" and a sincere police officer in "Eeram", would play the lead character in "Aravan", while Dhansika would play the female lead, a release said.

Noted Tamil actor Pasupathy would also be doing an important role in the movie. Play back singer Karthik would be debuting as composer in the film, the release said.