Ajay Devgn has signed to portray the legendary football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim in a new, untitled movie, that is going to be directed by Amit Sharma. The movie is produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Joy Sengupta. The screenplay and dialogue were written by Saiwyn Quadras and Ritesh Shah. There had been reports and rumors that Ajay had been approached for a sports movie, but the confirmation has put Ajay in a very good position, as he has been able to snatch promising projects with immense mass appeal. He is going to star in Luv Ranjan’s romantic drama, opposite Ranbir Kapoor, and has also signed on to star as the famous political and philosophical thinker, Chanakya.
Syed Abdul Rahim was an important figure in expanding Football as a sport in the country, where people are more focused on Cricket. He was born on August 17, 1909. He was a teacher, but his work for the sport is now considered to be the golden age of football in India.
He even guided the Indian team into the Semi-finals of 1956 Melbourne Olympic Football Tournament. He died at the age of 53 on 17 August 1963 because of suffering from Cancer. Ajay Devgn, known for his intense portrayal of characters in movies is the right person for the role, and hopefully will do it justice.