John-Shoojit to score a hattrick with a football film
11th January 2014
With a film on football, a game both John and Shoojit can't have enough of. That too set more than a century back.
Written by 'Gulaab Gang'
director Soumik Sen
, Shoojit's next with John is based on famous football club Mohun Bagan's victory against East Yorkshire Regiment back in 1911.
By beating the foreigners, Mohun Bagan became the first native team to have won the IFA Shield. What's more, the Indian players played barefeet wearing dhotis while the British team wore boots and shorts.
Confirms Shoojit, "We both love football and so when I sent over the script to John, I knew he would love it and he did. We are just prepping for the film now and will only start early next year. It will be shot almost entirely in Bengal."