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Ajay Devgn’s next biopic: to play Syed Abdul Rahim in biopic of India’s 1956 Olympic football coach

Ajay Devgn will be next featuring in a film which revolves around the story of Syed Abdul Rahim, football coach and manager of the Indian National Football team from 1950-1963.

The yet-to-be-titled film will be helmed by Amit Sharma. This would be Devgn’s second biopic after The Legend of Bhagat Singh.

A still in black and white of shoe-less feet on a football has been released with the slogan – The untold story of the golden era of Indian football, 1951-1962.

Talking about the film, Boney Kapoor told a Mumbai-based daily, “I was amazed that not many are aware of someone as significant as Syed Abdul Rahim. He’s an unsung hero whose achievements must be saluted.

His team had heroes like Chunni Goswami, PK Banerjee, Balaram, Franco and Arun Ghosh. It takes someone like Ajay Devgn to play Syed Abdul Rahim. With him on board, I can just hope that our film inspires youngsters to play football, and India soon to bring the World Cup home.”

Apart from this, Ajay Devgn has Luv Ranjan’s untitled film with Ranbir Kapoor and Total Dhamaal in the pipeline.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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