Irfan Pathan bonds with Tamannaah Bhatia for a reality show

India cricketer Irfan Pathan will be seen in a new role as he has replaced actor Rajkummar Rao in reality show Lip Sing Battle.

Rao, who fractured his leg while shooting for Farah Khan’s show with Kriti Sanon, is now out of action as he has been advised bed rest by his doctor. As a result, the makers were looking for another actor in his place to pair with Kriti.


“Tiger Shroff and Varun Dhawan who have been Kriti’s co-stars in Heropanti and Dilwale respectively were approached but neither have the dates to spare. Kriti also has some prior work commitments and cannot accommodate another day for the shoot.”

So, now she will not be part of the show. Instead, the makers are looking for fresh pairings. Some of the actors who are being approached for the show include Shabbir Ahluwalia, Sakshi Tanwar. Another cricket approached for the show was Harbhajan Singh.

Tamannaah Bhatia, Irfan Pathan


Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan and Tamannaah Bhatia are being pitted against each other and they are going to be a part of the show.

Talking about Pathan’s cricketing front, the Baroda lad has admitted he was aware that his time was running out for a comeback in the Indian team. He said in an interview with ESPNCricinfo that, “I started early this season and I’m doing everything that I could to hopefully achieve my dream in the future. This season is going to be very, very crucial. I know that I’m standing on thin ice.”

Here are some pictures of Irfan and Tamannaah on Farah Khan’s show:

Irfan Pathan, Tamannaah Bhatia, Farah Khan

Tamannaah Bhatia, Irfan Pathan, Farah Khan, Ali Asgar

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