Indian cricketers who were part of K’town – F’day Spl. Article by Naveen

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Former India skipper MS Dhoni has announced that he will be making his debut as a film producer with a Tamil movie titled ‘LGM’ (short for ‘Lets Get Married’). Teaser of the movie has been released and is received well by the audience. This is not the first time that an Indian cricketer has been part of the Tamil film Industry. Let us take a look at some of the prominent Indian cricketers who were also part of Tamil cinema.
Sreesanth:
Fast bowler Sreesanth who was part of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning squad was part of Vignesh Shivan’s ‘Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kadhal’ starring Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha and Nayanthara. He was seen portraying the role of Samantha’s boyfriend in the movie.
Irfan Pathan:
Allrounder Irfan Pathan essayed a key role in the film ‘Cobra’ starring Vikram and Srinidhi Shetty. The movie was directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu. Irfan Pathan’s performance was appreciated by the fans.
Harbhajan Singh:
The ace spinner’s stint with CSK made him popular among the Tamil fans. This must have sparked interest in Tamil directors to cast him in a movie. Harbajan Singh was part of the movie ‘Friendship’ and was also part of a web series.
Varun Chakravarthy:
Indian cricket team spinner Varun Chakravarathy’s tryst with movies happened before he made his debut in the Indian Cricket team. He played a small role in the 2014 hit ‘Jeeva’, starring Vishnu Vishal directed by Suseenthiran. The screenshots of the scenes he was part of came into prominence after his success in IPL.
Sadagopan Ramesh:
Sadagopan Ramesh made his debut in the film industry with the 2000 hit ‘Santosh Subramaniam’. In the film Ramesh played the elder brother of hero Jayam Ravi. He further went on to play the lead in the movie ‘Pota Potti’.
Krishanamachari Srikanth:
The world cup winner made his foray into films in 2003 with the Madhavan-starrer ‘Priyamana Thozi’. in the movie, Madhavan will be playing the role of an upcoming cricketer and Srikanth will make a cameo as himself.

 

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