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John Abraham, Nikkhil Advani join hands for an untold 1911 football match of India

1911 has been a dream project of sorts for John Abraham, who is a football fanatic himself. 

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 26, 2018 13:22 IST ]

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Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani and actor John Abraham have collaborated for an untold story of Indian sports history. The filmmaker says he is honoured that actor-producer John Abraham chose him to helm 1911.

"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.

John has joined hands with Advani's Emmay Entertainment and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series for the project. In response to Advani, John wrote: "The honour is all mine."

1911 has been a dream project of sorts for John, who is a football fanatic himself. John earlier said that the movie is a 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.

John, a co-owner of Indian Super League (ISL) Guwahati franchise North East United FC, in a 2014 interview to IANS, had not ruled out roping in some real football players for the project.

On a related note, John is currently busy shooting for Batla House, which is inspired by Batla House encounter that took place in 2008 in Delhi.

(With IANS inputs)

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