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South star Keerthy Suresh to make Bollywood debut opposite Ajay Devgn in football biopic

Ajay Devgn and Keerthy Suresh. (Source: Twitter/ @KeerthyOfficial @KeerthyOfficial) Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 14, 2019, 01.46 PM (IST)

Among the many biopics that have been made and are planned in the future, Ajay Devgn will star in one with South Indian actress Keerthy Suresh. Keerthy will make her Bollywood debut with the film that will have Ajay playing footballer Syed Abdul Rahim. 

Announcing the same, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted details: “IT’S OFFICIAL... Keerthy Suresh - a leading name in South Indian films - to make her Hindi film debut opposite Ajay Devgn... #BadhaaiHo director Amit Sharma will direct... Produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta.”

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The film is yet to be titled. It will chronicle the Indian football team’s glory from 1950 to 1963.

The biopic will be helmed by Amit Sharma of the fame ‘Badhaai Ho’. It is expected to go on the floors in June. 

For those who are unaware of Keerthy’s work down south, she has starred in films like ‘Mahanati’ (2018), a biopic on legendary south Indian actor Savitri.

Meanwhile, Ajay has been busy shooting for his period drama ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’, based on the life of a Maratha commander Tanaji Malusare, celebrated for his role in the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670 AD. The film’s director Om Raut has shared the first look of the film.