It hasn’t been long when it was announced that former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan will be embarking on a new journey in his career. It was reported that he will be making his acting debut with Tamil film Chiyaan Vikram 58. And while the fans are excited to watch Irfan in a never-seen before avatar, another cricket sensation is set to foray into the showbiz industry. We are talking about former ace spinner Harbhajan Singh who will be making his debut with Karthik Yogi’s directorial Dikkiloona.
It is reported that the movie will also star comedian-turned-actor Santhanam in the lead. Confirming the news of Harbhajan’s debut, the director stated that the former spinner was a perfect fit for the role. He also revealed that when he had narrated the script to Harbhajan, he was really kicked about it. “For a role in Dikkiloona, I thought someone like Harbhajan will be apt for it. So, I got in touch with him through Saravanan Pandian, a friend of Harbhajan. Yes, it is an important role. When you watch the film, you will know why we cast him in it,” Kartik was quoted saying to Times Of India.
Furthermore, Karthik lauded Harbhajan for having a soft corner for Tamil language and Tamil people. “Ever since Harbhajan Singh joined the team of Chennai Super Kings, he has been affectionate about Tamil and Tamil people,” he added. The director also mentioned that Dikkilona will begin rolling next month. However, Harbhajan will be joining the team in December.