As per the IANS reports, former Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni will now set foot in the film industry as a producer with Nayanthara’s next. Reportedly, Mahi is looking forward to venturing into films with a Tamil film starring the Naanum Rowdy Dhaan actress in the lead.
Reportedly, with this film, the CSK Captain, will be launching Sanjay, one of the closest aides of megastar Rajinikanth. It was the debutant’s idea to rope in Nayanthara opposite him, as it would serve well for him to set foot into the Tamil film industry.
Nayanthara’s would-be husband and director Vignesh Sivan is an ardent fan of Dhoni and the possibility of the former Indian captain playing a cameo role in the movie is not ruled out.
The movie ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story‘ was a super hit and did extremely well in Tamil Nadu as Dhoni is a hit among the Tamil fans ever since he has been leading the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and sources said that his confidence in producing a Tamil movie has come from this fan following he has in Tamil Nadu.
Nayanthara is currently shooting for a Shahrukh Khan movie directed by Atlee. She has already committed for ‘Paatu’ by Malayalam director Alphonse Puthran and ‘Connect’ directed by Ashwin Saravanan, the shoots of which are to commence after the conclusion of her Shahrukh Khan starrer.
Former Indian cricketer Harbajan Singh has debuted in a Tamil movie ‘Dikkilona’, and played a lead role in another movie, ‘Friendship’.
Former pacer S. Sreesanth had made his Tamil movie debut through the Nayanthara starrer ‘ Kaathu Vaakulla Rendu Kaathal.’ Irfan Pathan, another former Indian cricketer is playing an antagonist in the Tamil movie ‘Cobra’ in which Vikram is the hero and is directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu. –IANS