John Abraham convinced Shoojit to act in 1911 – A football based movie!

Shoojit Sircar is all set to call the shots for his next directorial venture. The movie has been tentatively titled 1911 and would be on the similar lines of Aamir Khan’s Lagaan with some differences in the script. And guess who will be playing the role of Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan in the movie? It’ll be none other than John Abraham! And the actor will be seen playing football instead of cricket in the movie. Another interesting fact – Ashutosh Gowariker was an actor before he starting directing movies. So what, you ask? Well, according to what we hear, Shoojit will also act in 1911.

According to what we have heard, it was during one of the many script reading sessions for the film, that John Abraham suggested that Shoojit Sircar try his hand at acting by playing a character in the very film. Shoojit at first was a little hesitant, but because of his immense love for football, the director agreed to play one of the footballers in the movie. The movie is a story which revolves around a group of untrained footballers who take on professional footballers. The film would be set in Bengal, and is said to be based on a real story scripted down by Gulaab Gang director Soumik Sen.

And hence, 1911 would get yet another director into acting just like many others in the past. We have no qualms as yet, but one thing we certainly don’t want to see happening is 1911 going down the same road as John’s Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, which was a disaster at the Box Office.

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