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Ajay Devgan to play on biopic of legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim

Ajay Devgan

Mumbai: After films like MS Dhoni, Dangal, MaryKom, Sachin, Soorma, another sports biopic will soon be seen in box office. Ajay Devgan will play the role of legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim.

The film will be directed by ad director Amit Sharma and will be produced by Boney Kapoor.

Making the official announcement about the movie, Amit Sharma took his official Twitter account and wrote “I am honoured to be part of this incredible untold story a biopic on India’s legendary #football coach #SyedAbdulRahim Starring @ajaydevgn produced by #BoneyKapoor @ZeeStudios_ & @freshlimefilms screenplay by @SaiwynQ, and dialogues by @writish,”.<>


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Abdul Rahim was an Indian football coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963 and a former player. He is regarded as the architect of modern Indian football.

Basically a teacher by profession, he was a good motivator and his tenure as a coach is regarded as a “golden age” of football in India. He led the Indian team to the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Football tournament making India the first ever Asian country to achieve this place.

 

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