Two former Indian cricketers will soon make their forays into Kollywood.
Cricketer Irfan Pathan will be seen in a prominent role in the upcoming Vikram film, tentatively titled “Vikram 58”, directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu and produced by Lalith Kumar’s Seven Screen Studio. Meanwhile, cricketer Harbhajan Singh will debut in the Santhanam-starrer Dikkiloona, directed by Karthik Yogi and produced by KJR Studios and Soldiers Factory.
The principal photography for the Vikram film will begin soon, and it will be shot in multiple locations across India and different countries, states a press release. While AR Rahman will be scoring the music for this big project, Sivakumar Vijayan will be responsible for camerawork in this film that sees Vikram teaming up with Ajay Gnanamuthu, who is known for Demonte Colony and Imaikka Nodigal.
Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh are no strangers to Chennai, having played for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Harbhajan, in fact, regularly tweets in Tamil to connect with his fans in Tamil Nadu.
Vikram is addressed as ‘Chiyaan’ by his fans.
“Proud and honoured to introduce @IrfanPathan in #ChiyaanVikram58 in a super stylish action avatar!! Welcome on Board sir and wish you a sensational debut,” the film’s co-producer Seven Screen Studio said on Twitter.
Gnanamuthu’s Imaikka Nodigal featured popular Hindi cinema director Anurag Kashyap in a leading role.
Gnanamuthu tweeted: “Welcome on board @IrfanPathan Can’t wait to unleash your new avatar to the audience!! Time for some solid action!!.”
The director also tweeted a picture of himself and Pathan.
(With inputs from PTI)