MUMBAI: Cricket and Entertainment are two of those fields that have a wide fanbase in our country. There are many films where actors have lived a life of cricketers but have you ever wondered if any cricketer would play his second innings in the cinematic world?
Let us inform you that two of the Indian cricketers have decided to step into the acting field. These big names are Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh. The players are all set to make their acting debut in Tamil cinema.
Pathan will be seen in an important role in a South movie that is tentatively titled ‘Chiyaan Vikram 58’. The movie is directed by famous Tamil director, Ajay Gnanamuthu and stars South Indian actor Vikram in the key role. Taking it to his Twitter handle, Ajay shared an official announcement where he excitingly welcomed the all-rounder on board. He wrote, “Welcome on board @IrfanPathan Can't wait to unleash your new avatar to the audience!! Time for some solid action!!”
Seven Screen Studio, the movie’s production house also tweeted that said, “Proud and honoured to introduce @IrfanPathan in #ChiyaanVikram58 in a super stylish action avatar!! Welcome onboard sir and wish you a sensational debut.”
On the other hand, Bhajji Paaji will debut alongside Santhanam in the movie ‘Dikkiloona’. The movie will be directed by Karthik Yogi and the shooting will be starting from the next month. The makers of the film, KJR Studios, made an official announcement on Twitter saying, “We are very excited about this collaboration with @harbhajan_singh! Welcome aboard.”
Well, we are very excited about seeing these players trying their hand in acting. This can be considered as their second inning of life. We wish Harbhajan and Irfan the best of luck for this new journey!