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Aizawl FC’s I-League triumph set to be made into Bollywood movie

Aizawl FC became the I-League champions in only their second season in the top flight. The Mizoram club’s success story will be the subject of a film now.

football Updated: Jul 12, 2017 14:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Aizawl FC,I-League,Indian football
Aizawl FC became the first team from the Nort-East to win the I-League in the 2016-17 season.(PTI)

Aizawl FC’s remarkable 2016/17 I-League title win is set to be made into a Bollywood movie, after the club signed a deal with Rajnandini Entertainment Limited, headed by producer Tarun Rathi, to take the club’s success story to the silver screen.

“The historic win of top league of the country by the unknown, low-budget club of Aizawl FC deserves worldwide recognition and visibility.

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“Together with Aizawl FC,we can go a long way in serving the people of Mizoram and northeast through the said Bollywood film. We will start the work soon,” Rathi was quoted in a press release sent by the club.

Robert Royte, owner and president of the club, said the film will come as a major boost to the country’s football fraternity.

Earlier, media reports had indicated that veteran Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan would play the role of Khalid Jamil, who had led the club to the unprecedented title last season.

Aizawl had created history earlier this year when they became the first club from the northeast to win the top-flight title.

First Published: Jul 12, 2017 08:44 IST