Manchester United ties up with Bollywood film Goal

Bollywood movie “Goal” has tied up with Manchester United Football Club in the hope of scoring a major hit when it is released at the end of the month. Indian hunk John Abraham plays the role of a footballer inspired by the English Premier League champions.

manchester united

“It’s great to be associated with the Manchester United Club for our film,” Abraham told Tuesday’s The Times of India. “I have been a die-hard soccer fan since childhood and I have been idolising Manchester United since then.” The movie’s director Vivek Agnihotri said it was the first time that the club would be associated with an Indian movie. “We have shot in (the) club premises which is also another first for any Indian movie,” he said.

john abraham

The Times of India said England’s Wayne Rooney and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo will be among the United heroes featured in promotional clips for the movie. Bollywood bombshell Bipasha Basu, Abraham’s girlfriend, also stars in “Goal.” The story revolves around a club facing closure unless they start winning games.

The manager takes his players to Manchester United, not to learn to sing and dance in traditional Bollywood style, but to seek inspiration. With India’s economy booming and new audiences being drawn to the cinema, Bollywood films are branching out into new fields. “Chak De India” (Go India), a film based about hockey, proved a roaring success this year with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the role of a disgraced player who turns the Indian women’s hockey team into world cup winners.

Courtesy: TimesofIndia

+++

18 Comments

  1. Red Kid says:

    Are you kidding me? Why ManUtd of all the clubs?
    Isn’t there other clubs that Bollywood can do crappy things with? Crazy Bollywood! I bet Abraham never even heard of Keano!!

  2. Liju Philip says:

    Well, well, i dont think one needs to know the history of something to appreciate it. Guess, that way only historians would be fans πŸ˜‰

  3. Red Kid says:

    Lol! Yeah, most historians are mad critics!

  4. koekiejjj says:

    heejj!! dont be so negative!!
    maybe its a good movie,, its about a great sport, so…
    btw,, i’d like to see johniiejj sweat :P:P:P
    I wanted shahrukh khan to make a movie about soccer, not hockey!! commonnnn!!!!
    but its still a great movie, cause the greatest plays in it πŸ˜‰
    haha

  5. ronaldo's wife! says:

    i love cristiano!! and i cant wait to see the movieeee!! wooo hoooo!!

  6. ronaldo's wife! says:

    i love cristiano!! and i cant wait to see the movieeee!! wooo hoooo!!

  7. ronaldo's wife! says:

    does anybody know wen the movie is coming out?

  8. ronaldo's wife! says:

    does anybody know wen the movie is coming out?

  9. Liju Philip says:

    23rd November i belive

  10. ronaldo's wife! says:

    thanks, november 23 in usa, rite???

  11. ronaldo's wife! says:

    thanks, november 23 in usa, rite???

  12. Anonymous says:

    Salam

  13. kalpesh says:

    i luv john

  14. nilanka nadeeshani says:

    hi jhon.i’m sri lankan sxy gril. i love u soooooooooo much

  15. nilanka nadeeshani says:

    your film dostana is super.i love u soooooooooooooo much.{from SRI LANKAN SXY GIRL}

  16. nilanka nadeeshani says:

    HI. HOW ARE U.YOUR SRI LANKAN GRIL FRIEND IS ME{from sri lankan sxy gril nilanka}

  17. nilanka nadeeshani says:

    jhon plz reply to me

Comments are closed.