ApunKaChoice : Bollywood

HOME | SCOOP!! & NEWS | BOLLYWOOD

Vivek Agnihotri'Goal will benefit from the success of Chak De India'
14th Nov 2007  13.01 IST
By Agencies  


Bollywood filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri said his upcoming film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is a sports action drama based in the United Kingdom and would benefit from the success of Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India that regaled movie goers with its simple story of gritty hockey players, who win the World Cup against all odds.

Agnihotri told a news agency in Mumbai recently, 'Goal' is a story about a group of footballers, belonging to Asian community in the UK, who struggle to retain their craft and space for their community in foreign land.




Replying to a question on why he chose to base his film in the UK, Agnihotri said that Bollywood films targetted at the NRI community in the UK and the US always show the protagonists as those coming from a happy rich family, singing and dancing. But, there are people of Asian origin in the UK who belong to the lower strata of the British society including illegal immigrants. 'Goal' aims to celebrate their struggle.

Speaking about the film, Agnihotri said 'Goal' is a story of the great optimistic trait- hope. The characters in this drama fight the battle of hope through relationships, pride and their dreams.

Southall United is a football club going through a major crisis. The team has no stars, no sponsors, no spectators and most importantly, no coach. Yet, it nurtures the hope that it will win. 'Goal' is a contemporary story of the Asian community in the UK, told through the dynamic prism of professional football.

He added that he completed the shooting schedule of the film in four months. He said he is confident the film will appeal to football lovers in India as well.

The film, which releases on November 23, stars John Abraham , Bipasha Basu , Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani .

Arshad and Bipasha play the brother-sister duo of Pakistani origin. Agnihotri's first film Chocolate starring Anil Kapoor did not do well at the box office.

Related
Vivek Agnihotri
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
Shah Rukh Khan
Chak De India
John Abraham
Bipasha Basu
Arshad Warsi
Boman Irani
Chocolate
Anil Kapoor





Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

Cover girl Sonam Kapoor hots up Vogue
Do you LIKE Sonam Kapoor as the cover girl for Vogue?
Priyanka Chopra’s 'Mary Kom' made tax-free in UP
Working methods abroad are entirely different from home: A.R. Rahman
Alia Bhatt begins 'Shaandaar' journey with Shahid Kapoor
Must watch photos: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan get lovey-dovey at Kabaddi game!
Actress Arjumman Mughal excited over winning award
Pix: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif together at Karan Johar’s party
September releases: 'Mary Kom', 'Finding Fanny', 'Khoobsurat' among major draws
I’ve had passion for dancing since childhood: Varun Dhawan
Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek, Amitabh Bachchan offer prayer to Lord Ganesh
Priyanka Chopra hones her bartending skills
Boman Irani given police protection after threat call from gangster
Box office: 'Raja Natwarlal' fails to hit jackpot in first two days
I can go bald if a role requires: Priyanka Chopra
From ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ to ‘Paani’, Sushant Singh Rajput takes 110-year leap

AKC HOT INDEX

ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi

MOVIES


celebs wallpapers the celeb A-Z
who's in Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...