Actor Arjun Kapoor and his half sister Janhvi Kapoor on Friday took to Instagram to make huge announcement on behalf of their father Boney Kapoor for the latter’s next big project involving Ajay Devgn.
While Janhvi did not share a great deal of detail on the project, Arjun went on to write a profound post about Boney and what this project meant for him. He wrote, “y father the man who never gives up or caves in he’s bringing A super talented team together to showcase the life of India’s legendary football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim! A collaboration between #BoneyKapoor , @zeestudiosofficial & @freshlimefilms.
Starring @ajaydevgn , directed by #AmitSharma , screenplay by @saiwyn , and dialogues by @writish1”
My father the man who never gives up or caves in he’s bringing A super talented team together to showcase the life of India’s legendary football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim! A collaboration between #BoneyKapoor , @zeestudiosofficial & @freshlimefilms. Starring @ajaydevgn , directed by #AmitSharma , screenplay by @saiwyn , and dialogues by @writish1
Such profound message by Arjun assumes significance in light of his recent interview that implied that he was still hurt by Boney’s decision to leave his mother Mona Kapoor for Sridevi, whose children are Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.
Janhvi, for her part wrote, “And he’s back at it ❤ #boneykapoor , @zeestudiosofficial and @freshlimefilms bring to you a forgotten chapter in our history, waiting to be told.”
Janhvi’s fans briefly mistook her post as the announcement of her next film, but were soon corrected. One fan wrote, “Just for a second I thought U announced ur next film But after reading the caption I Solved my confusion…anyways congrats to Boney kapoor sir..And to u also for Dhadak.” Another fan commented, “I am waiting for that moment pleAse complete fast.”
Actor Ajay Devgn will be seen playing the lead role in the biopic on the football legend Syed Abdul Rahim.
Abdul Rahim served the Indian football team as its coach and manager from 1950-1963. It was under his guidance that the Indian football team won Gold at the 1962 Asian Games and he also led the team to the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He died of cancer at the age of 54.
Boney was quoted by IANS as saying, “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.”
On getting Ajay on board, Boney told the news agency, “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.”
Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, said, “We are happy to collaborate with Boney Kapoor once again to tell the story of India’s football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim. Ajay essaying the character makes it even more special.”