Shah Rukh Khan turned hockey coach, Akshay Kumar turned hockey player, Sushant Singh Rajput turned cricketer, now it is time for football! And this time around we have Ajay Devgn essaying the titular character of one of India’s most famous hockey coaches, Syed Abdul Rahim. Confirming the same, the film was announced on social media.
The official announcement on the social media platform read, “@ZeeStudios_ #BoneyKapoor & @freshlimefilms announce a biopic on India’s legendary football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, starring @ajaydevgn, directed by @CinemaPuraDesi, screenplay by @SaiwynQ, and dialogues by @writish.” Speaking of the film, Amit Sharma, who is known for his Google Reunion ad and the Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha starrer Tevar, will be directing this sports biopic. Also, the film will be co-produced by Boney Kapoor.
Shariq Patel of ZEE studios, who are co-producing the film, expressed his happiness over collaborating with Boney Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and others for the film in recent reports. He also explained about the current situation of football in the country. Despite the craze for the sport increasing with time, Patel revealed that our team rarely finds itself on the global map and are often not invited for major tournaments across the world.
Boney Kapoor hopes that the film will change the way we look at football in India. If these reports are to be believed, Boney also believes having Ajay on board too will help them inspire many to take up football.
Coming back to the film, we are still awaiting the official announcement on the rest of the cast
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