The actor said he had great fun working with the cricketer-turned-actor on the film's set
Sathish and Harbhajan Singh
Santhanam-starrer Dikkiloona, in which Harbhajan Singh will appear in a cameo, will be premiered on Zee5 on September 10. However, the cricketer-turned-actor's full-fledged film, Friendship, will hit screens on September 17. Starring Bigg Boss Tamil 3 fame Losliya Mariyanesan, Arjun and Sathish, too, in pivotal roles, the film is directed by John Paul Raj and Sham Surya.
Sathish, who will be seen essaying the role of a college student along with Harbhajan in the movie, which is inspired by Malayalam film, Queen, says he was shocked when he got to know that the cricketer is playing the lead in the movie.
Talking to OTTplay, he says, "I knew the directors for some time. I remember them telling me that there were on the look out for a hero for their story. Later, when they mentioned Harbhajan's name, I thought he had been roped in to announce the project. I was shocked after knowing that he is playing the protagonist. Both of us play college students in the film, and had to lose a few kilos to look convincing."
Ask him what was it to act as a sidekick to someone who was new to films, and Sathish says that the conversation on set was unusual. "While acting with our heroes, the conversations on set are often about films. With Harbhajan playing the hero in Friendship, it was interesting to talk about cricket. As a huge fan of Dhoni, I kept asking him about the captain cool. We spoke a lot about Sachin, too. I asked him about the infamous issue with Ricky Ponting which happened in 1998. It was fun listening to him narrating the whole incident. He used to constantly ask me if his portions were okay. He assumed that I was a seasoned actor," he smiles and signs off.