Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan are set to make their debut in the Tamil Cinema. The two will foray into the Kollywood industry separately. While Irfan will be seen essaying a prominent role in a film starring Tamil superstar Vikram, Harbhajan will make his debut in a film titled "Dikkiloona". Irfan will be a part of the 'Vikram 58', while Harbhajan will be seen in a movie featuring Santhanam.
According to reports, AR Rehman will compose music for the Vikram 58 movie and will be directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu. Sivakumar Vijayan will be responsible for camerawork in this film. Dikkiloona will be directed by Karthik Yogi and produced by KJR Studios. The two are no strangers to the Tamil land. They both have played for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Irfan was part of a reality show named Jhalak Dikhlaja in 2015. He was also spotted frequently, walking the ramp for various fashion designers. He even participated in 'Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena' way back in 2008. Harbhajan too, was a participant in the same show and went on to win it alongside actress Mona Singh. He was also a celebrity judge in the 'Roadies Rising'.
Harbhajan made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 1998. He was a prominent member of the T20 World Cup-winning squad, with nine wickets to his credit. He played an important role in India's world cup 2011 victory campaign. He has 861 wickets to his name including that of IPL. He has also been a part of major IPL teams like Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.
Irfan made his international debut at the age of 19. He was one of the leading wicket-takers in the 2007 T20 World Cup with 10 wickets to his credit. He has 381 wickets in his international career. He had a rough cricketing career in the IPL, having played for teams like Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevil, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Giants.