Russel Arnold is a former International cricketer, who has played around 180 ODI matches and 44 test matches for Sri Lanka. He is currently known as a popular commentator for Star Sports and Star Sports Tamil. Russel holds a special fan base on social media and his Tanglish tweets have always been enjoyed by the fans. Recently, Galatta Media got in touch with Russel for a Facebook live chat as part of the ‘Star Time in Quarantine’ Campaign. During the chat session, Russel shared his love for Tamil movies and said that he watches Tamil movies whenever he gets time.

As a pleasant surprise, Russel also revealed that Thala Ajith is his favourite hero in Tamil cinema. This new information has got Ajith fans super excited on social media and it is indeed interesting to know that Russel is a fan of Ajith’s works. Talking about Ajith, the star actor will next be seen in Valimai, which is an action thriller, directed by H Vinoth of Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru and Nerkonda Paarvai fame.

This film, which features Ajith as a cop, is produced by Boney Kapoor’s Bay View Projects LLP, in association with Zee Studios. Valimai has music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and has Huma Qureshi playing the female lead. The film’s shooting will resume once the current pandemic situation gets resolved.