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Abhishek to help Amitabh Bachchan learn football for Sairat director's film

Published Sep 22, 2017, 12:06 am IST
Updated Sep 22, 2017, 1:42 pm IST
Amitabh Bachchan trying his hand at football
 Amitabh Bachchan trying his hand at football

On the eve of his 74th birthday, Amitabh Bachchan has embarked on yet another challenging role. This time as the well-known football coach Vijay Barse, who helped hundreds of underprivileged kids achieve their goals, in Nagraj Manjule’s next.

Though as a coach, Big B won’t be required to play football on screen, he does need to be clued in to the game’s nitty-gritty. And who better equipped to give him some vital tips on football than his son Abhishek? A diehard football aficionado and a passionate player, Abhishek will now take some time off to teach his Pa the game.

Says a source close to the family, “A young Big B played football while he was working in Kolkata. But that was many years ago. Abhishek is very much into the game. Big B can get no better sports coach than his son.”



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