John to play Mohun Bagan captain from 1911

27th November 2018

John Abraham's love for football has been evident and also it is the matter of fact that the Parmanu actor is also the co-owner of the ISL team North East United. The actor has already played a professional footballer in one of his films 'Goal' which also featured Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani is major roles.

Now, filmmaker Nikkhil Advani says he is honoured that actor-producer John Abraham chose him to helm 1911, which will tell the story of an iconic event in India's sports history. "Totally honoured that John Abraham entrusted me to tell the story of 1911'. Truly an inspiring story of an iconic event in our country's history. Wait for it," Advani tweeted on Monday sharing the image of a news article published in a leading daily.

While John retweeted it and wrote, "The honour is all mine @nikkhiladvani #1911." Speaking about the film, Advani has confirmed that John will play captain Shibdas Bhaduri and will rope some popular actors who can play football.

The tale is dated back from the year which story of late Indian footballer Sibdas Bhaduri, who captained Mohun Bagan in the historic 1911 IFA Shield final when they defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment to become the maiden Asian team to emerge victorious in the competition.

Meanwhile, on the work front, John will be next seen in Batla House as a DCP officer.  

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