Vijay to shake a leg in Rowdy Rathore number

Mumbai: Tamil star Vijay is all set to shake a leg with Akshay Kumar in boisterous number `Chinta Ta` in the film "Rowdy Rathore".

Vijay, 38, who is currently shooting for A R Murugadoss`s "Thuppakki" here, was roped in by director Prabhudeva for breaking into a friendly jig with the "Khiladi" star for the song.

Prabhudeva, who persuaded the actor to do a cameo in action-packed "Rowdy Rathore", had directed him in 2007 Tamil blockbuster "Pokkiri".

"I have always been a fan of Akshay Kumar since his `Khiladi` days. Prabhudeva just asked me once and I readily agreed to do it. They were very friendly and I won`t ever forget the experience shooting for the song. Also, the promos of `Rowdy Rathore` are very interesting," Vijay said in a statement.

Breaking into a jig alongside Akshay will be his maiden Bollywood exposure. Vijay is one of the most sought-after actors in Tamil film industry. Directed by Prabhudeva and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali "Rowdy Rathore" casts Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead, and is slated for June 1 release.