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Ajay Devgn will be playing the role of Syed Abdul Rahim

A biopic on one of India's most legendary football coaches Syed Abdul Rahim is in the pipelines. Biopics have been gaining a lot of popularity with the Indian Audience, especially looking at the success of Sanju and Soorma. The lead role will be played by Ajay Devgn and the movie will be directed by Amit Sharma. The movie will be financed by Boney Kapoor, Zee Studios, Akash Chawla and Joy Sengupta. Talking about Ajay Devgn in the lead role, Boney Kapoor 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.” Adding more about the film, he continued, “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.”


Making an official statement about the mmovie, Zee Studios took to twitter to announce “Elated and proud to announce a story never told as @ZeeStudios_ #BoneyKapoor & @freshlimefilms come together for a biopic on India’s legendary #Football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, starring @ajaydevgn, directed by @CinemaPuraDesi, screenplay by @SaiwynQ, and dialogues by @writish.”