The film, titled as “Freaky Ali” is the first ever Golf film in the history of Bollywood Movie as Freaky Ali is based on the life and struggle of Ali, who went on to become a golfing sensation from being an extortion debt collector.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play the title role in the film produced by Sohail Khan. While Amy Jackson, who has several Bollywood films under her belt, including the latest “Bling Singh” with Akshay Kumar plays his love interest. “Dabangg” actor Arbaaz Khan will also be seen in the film.
“I have been practising the game (golf) in the last year, and it has taught me the power of patience. That’s where the concept of Freaky Ali hit me.” said the film’s producer Sohail Khan in an interview.
The film is expected to release on 9th September 2016.
Earlier Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Raman Raghav 2.0, directed by Anurag Kashyap was showcased at Cannes Film Festival, where there it got a great response. In fact, Hollywood magazine compared the performance of Nawazuddin with Anthony Hopkin’s The Silence Of The Lambs (1991).
“I gave a very honest performance in the film. I knew that it did not go unnoticed. But, as the French media respond was totally unexpected. That the audience gave him a standing ovation, which lasted about 15-20 minutes. This was crazy,” he added.
Asked about his plans to work in Hollywood, the actor said: “I never sit and think ‘Now I will do international films.’ Now I’m going to do international films.” It is nothing, as a status symbol. If you get a job in another industry because of your talent, it’s great.
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