The director of 'Badhaai Ho', Amit Sharma, is a compliment to Ajay Devgn

Director of ‘Badhaai Ho’, Amit Sharma , surely it is in the cloud nine these days since, recently, his last adventure as director received the National Prize in the category of Best Popular Film in the 66th. National Film Awards .

And now Sharma is preparing for another movie; This time it is based on the soccer game. Ajay Devgn has been cornered for the sports drama, where he will play the role of Syed Abdul Rahim - who trained the Indian Team for victory in the Asian Games in 1951 and 1962.

Speaking about the cast of this movie, Sharma said he sees a lot of Rahim's personality in the superstar. Sharma told a tabloid that through Maidaan he is trying to tell the story of an honest man, who was once a helpless man, but still managed to take Indian football to the next level. He believes that Ajay Devgn's journey in the film business is similar to Rahim's.

Sharma added that Ajay Devgn emulates through his eyes and that is something that his vision of Rahim's character demands on the screen.

For the uninitiated, 'Maidaan' will narrate Rahim's journey and how the general scenario of Indian football flourished from 1900 to 1960, in which the coach had an important contribution to play.