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Ayushmann Out, John In…Shoojit-John Fall-Out?

Has Shoojit Sircar and John Abraham’s  great friendship come to an end? The two  of them not only  created a sterling magic in Madras Café, easily one of John’s best films, they also  produced together Shoojit’s  game-changing  directorial debut Vicky Donor and had promised each  other many  promising  joint ventures  including  a film based on a a true-life footballer titled  1911.

 Five years  back 1911 was  to be made with  Shoojit and John as co-producers and Ayushmann Khurrna  in  the lead. Khurrana had even roped  in his brother Aparshakti (a national-level  footballer) to be coached in  football.

 But now the long-in-the-pipeline  project 1911 has finally been  announced.And  there is  no Ayushmann , and no Shoojit in the project. Intead John will play the lead while his new favourite director Nikhil Advani who is also directing John in   the  26/11 drama  Batla House , will  direct  the football film.

A  pity that the project has slipped out  of Shoojit’s hands. A selfconfessed football enthusiast   he vowed  to cast only real-life footballers  in  the  film.

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