Ajay Devgn to play football coach Syed Abdul Rahim in Boney Kapoor’s next

first_imgAjay Devgn is on a roll. After signing Neeraj Pandey’s Chanakya, the 49-year-old actor will now be seen in another biopic. This time he has bagged Boney Kapoor’s production in which he is set to essay the role of legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim.At a time when sports biopics have become a rage with Bollywood, Ajay Devgn has decided to bring the story of an unsung hero on the big screen with Boney’s untitled film.Directed by Amit Sharma, the film will tell the journey of Syed Abdul Rahim, under whose leadership, Indian football team won the Asian games in 1951 and 1962.Talking about the film, Boney Kapoor told a leading 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.”Elated and proud to announce a story never told as @ZeeStudios_ #BoneyKapoor & @freshlimefilms come together for a biopic on Indias legendary #Football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, starring @ajaydevgn, directed by @CinemaPuraDesi, screenplay by @SaiwynQ, and dialogues by @writish. pic.twitter.com/vzaLJya67xZee Studios (@ZeeStudios_) July 13, 2018Apart from this, Ajay Devgn has Luv Ranjan’s untitled film with Ranbir Kapoor and Total Dhamaal in his kitty.advertisementALSO READ | Ajay Devgn to play Chanakya in Neeraj Pandey’s filmALSO READ | Did you know Ajay Devgn has been in jail twice?ALSO WATCH: I can take on anybody with my little finger, says Ajay Devgnlast_img

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