Vikram’s next with Ajay Gnanamuthu is making all the right noises. While AR Rahman is already on board as the composer, the latest one to join the team is Irfan Pathan. The cricketer will be making his acting debut with this film, referred to as #Vikram58.
Ajay says, “We were looking for someone who could pass off as Turkish, is athletic and well-known. I happened to see a couple of Dubsmash videos by Irfan Pathan and thought he would be apt for the role. So, I met him and spoke to him about the film. He was kicked about it and expressed his interest, but also admitted that he wasn’t sure if he could act. He kept asking me if he would be right for the role. But I did all the convincing and eventually, he agreed.”
Giving us details about the role, Ajay says, “It is a prominent one. Like I said, it is a Turkish character. Since Irfan has frequented Chennai for practice sessions and matches, he knows a lot of Tamil words. Also, he follows Tamil cinema and mentioned that he has seen Vikram sir’s films. He is working on his lines now and will join us from the end of this month.”