In "Ghajini", Pradeep played a villain of the same name.
He will now be seen as a college principal in "Grand Masti". He sports a very classy European look with checked jackets and berets, and plays a stern character throughout the film, said a source.
"Mr. Rawat portrays the main negative character in the film. He was last seen in 'Ghajini' and the entire team felt that the kind of fear factor needed for this role, would be wonderfully brought out by him," the source added.
Directed by Indra Kumar and produced by Ashok Thakeria, "Grand Masti" is a sequel to 2004 release "Masti". The film also features Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani along with Sonalee Kulkarni, Maryam Zakaria, Manjari Phadnis, Bruna Abdullah, Kainaat Arora and Karishma Tanna.
The film will release Sep 13.