Irfan Pathan all set to make cinema debut

CHENNAI: Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan is all set to make his cinema debut, with the left-arm pacer being roped in for a Tamil film featuring popular star Vikram.

The producers of the film, who have tentatively titled the movie ‘ChiyaanVikram58,’ announced taking Pathan on-board the film, directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu.

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 has directed the critically acclaimed crime thrillers ‘Demonte Colony’ and ‘Imaikka Nodigal’, the latter featuring popular Hindi cinema director Anurag Kashyap in a leading role.

Gnanmuthu 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. (AGENCIES)