Keerthy Suresh, who stars in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films, has been roped in for Ajay Devgn, Amit Sharma’s next film based on the glory of the Indian football team.

Ajay Devgn is all set to embark on his next, a subject based on the life of Syed Abdul Rahim, revolving around football. The film will be directed by Amit Sharma, whose last directorial, Badhaai Ho made quite a noise at the box office. The latest update from that front is that of the female lead being finalised for the film. Interestingly, it’s a south Indian actress Keerthy Suresh who has been signed on for the project. She will play Ajay’s wife in the film.

Keerthy’s Tamil-Telegu bilingual Mahanati released last year which reportedly, holds the record for the highest grossing South film with a female protagonist. She emphasises that her focus is always on signing films that have substantial and challenging parts for her. She believes that the Syed Abdul Rahim story is a forgotten chapter in Indian history and she’s glad that the makers are bringing his story to life through a film.

The film is produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta. According to Boney Kapoor, romance plays an important part in the film. A rather conservative love story which focusses on the couple’s life after marriage. We are eager to watch this one, aren’t you too?