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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Ayushmann's brother to coach him for his next

IANS  Mumbai, February 21, 2014
First Published: 14:38 IST(21/2/2014) | Last Updated: 14:40 IST(21/2/2014)

Ayushmann Khurrana, who is part of Shoojit Sircar's ambitious football-based period drama 1911, says he isn't a fan of the game, but he will learn the ropes of the game from his brother.

The movie, based on the popular football clubs - Mohun Bagan and East Bengal - will be made mid-2014, and Ayushmann hopes to nail the act right.

"My brother has this amazingly dramatic name Aparshakti. He is the real footballer of the family. He is as passionate about the game as Shoojit is. I am not really into football," the Vicky Donor actor said here.

"I've played football as a child. But I wouldn't say I can play the game well enough to look convincing while playing it on screen," he added.

Ayushmann has requested his brother, who is a popular radio jockey, to coach him in football for the movie, which will also feature actor-producer John Abraham.

"I have requested my brother to spare some time to help me look like a footballer on screen. The problem is, he is busier than I am. Besides being a passionate footballer, Aparshakti is also a radio jockey and a theatre actor," he said.

Aparshakti is also making his acting debut in a film titled Saat Uchakke, produced by Neeraj Pandey, said Ayushmann. "I've to bend my time table to shoot his schedules. But it's finally worth it."

"Both John Abraham and Shoojit Sircar play football like professionals. I've to look convincing with them on screen."

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