Has Shoojit Sircar and John Abraham’s great friendship come to an end? The two of them not only created sterling magic in Madras Café, easily one of John’s best films, they also produced together Shoojit ’s game-changing directorial debut Vicky Donor and had promised each other many promising joint ventures including a film based on a true-life footballer titled 1911.
Five years back, 1911 was to be made with Shoojit and John Abraham as co-producers and Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead. Khurrana had even roped in his brother Aparshakti Khurrana (a national-level footballer) to be coached in football.
A pity that the project has slipped out of Shoojit’s hands. A self-confessed football enthusiast he vowed to cast only real-life footballers in the film.
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