Irfan Pathan, who is currently a panel expert in the ongoing India Vs South Africa Test series, has announced that he is all set to make a new journey.
Pathan took to Twitter to announce that he is all set to make his acting debut in South Indian movie starring South Superstar Vikram, popular among his fans as Chiyaan.
“When the director approached me, my first question was, ‘Why me’? He explained that the role suited me perfectly and that they were keen on casting me,” Irfan said.
“It took me a little time to make up my mind. And once I was convinced, I gave a go-ahead. I have never acted in a film before, so yeah, it is a new challenge,” Irfan said.
“The casting is amazing… I have been a big fan of Vikram, and I have seen most of his films. And another major reason behind accepting the project is to work with A.R. Rahman,” an excited Irfan said.
The director, Ajay Gnanamuthu, who directed the films like Demonte Colony and Imaikkaa Nodigal. 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.
Announcing his decision, Pathan didn’t reveal anything about what kind of role he will be portraying in the movie but posted a video with a caption of “New venture, new challenge looking forward to it”.
It is going to be Vikram’s 58th film. As per the reports, the director is planning to portray Vikram in 25 different characters. In this film, Irfan is playing the role of a police officer.