Keerthy Suresh on Bollywood debut: ‘Honoured to be part of such a great story’
While Ajay Devgn will essay footballer and coach Syed Abdul Rahim in the said biopic, Keerthy Suresh will play his wife. The film, to be produced by Boney Kapoor, will be directed by Badhaai Ho director Amit Sharma.Updated: Mar 15, 2019 17:01 IST
Keerthy Suresh, who rose to stardom after playing legendary southern actor Savitri in her biopic Mahanati, is all set for her Bollywood debut opposite Ajay Devgn in a film that traces the life and time of Indian football player and coach, Syed Abdul Rahim.
To be directed by Amit Sharma of Badhaai Ho fame and produced by Boney Kapoor, the biopic will also chronicle our national football team’s glory from 1950 to 1963. While Ajay will essay Syed’s role, Keerthy will play his wife in the film.
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On bagging the role and finally making inroads into Bollywood, Keerthy told Times of India: “I am elated and honoured to be a part of such a great story. This is a film that will make every Indian proud. I believe this is a story that doesn’t belong to any specific region or language of India but is a great Indian story that the world should know.”
Keerthy is fluent in Hindi and confident that she will have no issues picking up dialogues. The shoot will commence from June and Keerthy is expected to join the sets a month later. By then, she hopes to relieve herself of all her current commitments.
Last seen opposite Vijay in AR Murugadoss’s Tamil political drama Sarkar, Keerthy is currently shooting for Priyadarshan’s upcoming magnum opus Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham starring superstar Mohanlal. The film marks Keerthy’s comeback to Malayalam cinema after five years.
There are also reports that Keerthy has signed a multilingual film with filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor. Official announcement regarding this project is expected to be made in the coming weeks.
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