Amit Sharma to direct Ajay Devgn for the untitled sports biopic


Sixteen years after working on Ram Gopal Verma's crime-thriller, Company, actor Ajay Devgn and producer Boney Kapoor are all set to join hands again. This time, with a sports biopic which seems to be the flavour of the season. While the sports personality is yet to be announced officially, the film is being helmed by Amit Sharma who previously directed Arjun Kapoor starrer Tevar, also produced by Boney.

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The sports biopic is likely to go on floors early next year as soon as Ajay honours all his current professional commitments. The actor delivered an instant box office hit, Raid, a few months back. He is currently filming for the multi-starrer Total Dhamaal along with Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Jaaved Jaafrey, Arshad Warsi, Esha Gupta and Riteish Deshmukh.


Apart from that, he is also in talks with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety director Luv Ranjan for another project with Ranbir Kapoor. Ajay and Ranbir are said to be playing father-son in the film. The actors will reunite on screen after 2011's Prakash Jha's political drama Raajneeti. Ajay most ambitious project, a historical drama, Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior is also on cards before he moves on to any other project.

Director Amit who is originally an ad-film director came into the limelight with his set of Google's 'Reunion' promotional ads. His first directorial debut, Tevar, did not manage to impress audiences. But his producer, Boney, seems to have seen a spark in him and decided to support the sports biopic. Amit is currently directing Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra starrer Badhai Ho. The film is said to be a coming of age story with a hint of romance to it.

If rumours are to be believed, the film will be based on Khalid Jamil, a Kuwait born Indian football played. After rejecting promising offers, he went on to play for Indian football team, coached the national team and then Mizoram's Aizawl Football Club. After failing several times, he announced his retirement in 2009 in only twelve years. Though, his contributions at the Hero I-League tournament remain commendable.