John Abraham and Nikkhil Advani have worked together previously and are collaborating again for a period sports drama
1911 follows the story of footballer Shibdas Bhaduri, who captained the football team Mohun Bagan in the historic 1911 IFA Shield Final, where it defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment with a score of 2-1 to become the first Asian team to win the contest.
The period football sports-drama will go on the floors by the end of 2020
“1911 is based on a true story. It is about a football match that took place between the Mohun Bagan Club of India and the East Yorkshire Regiment in the year 1911. It’s one of the most important events that ignited the freedom movement in India,” said Nikkhil,
He further added, “It’s a script that John Abraham and his team have been working on for the last five years. I believe Shoojit Sircar was going to direct the film but it didn’t work out between him and John, but I loved the idea and the period of the film.”
Talking about his next project as a director, Nikkhil said: “Right now, I am committed to doing 1911. I am going to start writing about that film. I am making that film with John Abraham and we will start shooting of that film at the end of next year because I like to take my time by doing research and prep work and then come up with a film.”
Nikkhil has often collaborated with John in the past. Not only did he direct the recent film Batla House and 2007 film Salaam-e-Ishq, but he also produced John’s 2018 release, Satyameva Jayate.
BY AKSHITA KIRAR, DKODING MEDIA