MUMBAI: After Chankya, here comes another announcement from Ajay Devgn. The superstar is all set to play a football coach in his next film, which is biopic of India’s legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. Produced by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor, the film will see Ajay Devgn essay the role of the unsung hero.
The yet-untitled film will be directed by Amit Sharma. It’s second collaboration of Boney Kapoor and Amit Sharma after Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Tevar. Talking about the film, producer Boney Kapoor said, “It’s amazing to see football, world’s biggest game, having such a fever in India, and yet our team is not being sent to important tournaments.
When my partners Akash Chawla and Joy Sengupta brought me the true story of Syed Abdul Rahim, I was amazed that not many are even aware of this unsung hero and the achievements of that great team which had heroes like Chunni Goswami, P.K. Banerjee, Balaram, Franco, Arun Ghosh among others. With the momentum of Khelo India getting pace, it’s time to push India.”
Talking about Ajay Devgn, he further said, “An actor like Ajay is most apt for essaying this character. We hope that the film inspires millions of youngsters and soon India plays in the World Cup and becomes a potent force in World Football.”