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Irfan Pathan shares throwback pictures from the sets of Cobra

The former Indian cricketer makes his acting debut in the Tamil film, where he is rumoured to be playing the antagonist. 

Photo Courtesy: Irfan Pathan Twitter

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has shared pictures from the sets of the Vikram-starrer Cobra. Pathan, who makes his acting debut in the Tamil film, is reportedly playing the role of the antagonist.  

“What is an Interpol officer doing in Kolkata?,” Irfan tweeted on Sunday. He also shared throwback pictures from the film’s set.

Directed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu and produced by 7 Screen Studio in association with Viacom 18 Studios, the project went on the floors in August 2019 and the makers are hopeful to release it this year.  

“This film will be a Pan-Indian project catering to the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu audience. It will be produced on a massive scale in association with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The cast and technicians will have big names of all industries collaborating for this film,” read a statement from the makers. 

The project marks the maiden collaboration of Vikram and Gnanamuthu, who is best known for helming Demonte Colony (2015) and Imaikka Nodigal (2019) starring Nayanthara.

Cobra apparently features Vikram in multiple avatars. There are rumours that he will sport 25 different looks in the film. 

Talking about the project, Ajay had told the English daily, The Times of India: “The only thing I can divulge right now is that Vikram’s role will be a challenging one. Of course, he has always taken up challenging roles, but I think this one will be better than all of those.” 

Vikram had wrapped up shooting for Cobra in January this year. In February, he joined the sets of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan (2020).

Vikram also has a project with filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj next. This film will see the actor share screen space with his son, Dhruv, who made his acting debut last year with Adithya Varma (2019), the Tamil remake of the Telugu film, Arjun Reddy (2017).