After basking in all the praise for his film, Badhaai Ho, director Amit Sharma is all set to come back on the big screen with a period sports biopic starring Ajay Devgn. Recently, while interacting with the media during an event, Amit said he will start shooting for the film by May or June.
Sharma said, "My next film is a football-related film. It's a period film..we will start shooting the film in the next two to three months around May or June."
[caption id="attachment_222972" align="aligncenter" width="990"] Ajay Devgn[/caption]
His next film will focus on the golden years of Indian football between 1951 and 1962. Ajay will play the role of Syed Abdul Rahim who was a coach and manager of the Indian national football team.
As a director, Amit made his directorial debut with Tevar, starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha. But it failed to impress the audience. Although his second film Badhaai Ho did very well.
[caption id="attachment_222973" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Poster of the untitled sports biopic[/caption]
Asked about his definition of success, Sharma said, "I feel there is no definition to success. If you achieve success more than your expectation, then it's bad and if you do not achieve success, then also it's bad. One of my films has worked and I am here right in front of the media. So, that is success and I feel success should be under control."
His yet to be titled sports biopic will be bankrolled by Akash Chawla's Freshlime Films and Boney Kapoor.