Seems like Bollywood is having a completely new season of biopics. After Sanju, a biopic on Sanjay Dutt and Soorma a biopic on Indian hockey team captain Sandeep Singh, we will get another biopic really soon. This time we will get to see Singham of Bollywood Ajay Devgan ina film which is being made on Indian football team coach, Syed bBdul Rahim. The film is being helmed by Amit Sharma. [caption id="attachment_42614" align="alignnone" width="531"] Source: Twitter[/caption] Zee Studios took to their offical TWitter handle and tweeted,
"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."Football coach and also the manager of the team, Syed Abdul Rahim served the team from 1950 to 1963. The team won a Gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games under his guidance. In the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, he led the team to semi finals. HE died at the age of 54 due to cancer. Boney Kapoor, producer of the film, on Devgan playing the lead role n te film 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."Earlier this week, Devgan announced about his film where he will be seen playing the role of Chanakya. Other than this, he has Total Dhamaal, Sons of Sardaar: The Battle of Saragarhi in his kitty. He will be seen with Ranbir Kapoor in Luv Ranjan's untitled project.