Hyderabad : Actor-director Sohail Khan says his next directorial venture Freaky Ali is an inspirational movie through which he wanted to establish golf as a common man’s game. Freaky Ali starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead will tell how a common man can play and win this game. Freaky Ali is scheduled to release on September 9.
Sohail says “When we were researching we visited various locations. Infact a lot of people said this to us that the myth (about golf) is that it is only played on Sundays and only retired people play it and rich play it.
Sohail said during a promotional event of the film.
Sohail says that we want to encourage kids in schools and in colleges so that they can start coming and playing the game. Investment on golf is huge. With this film we want to establish it as a common man’s game. Talking about the film’s storyline Sohail says “In the movie the actor starts playing golf (which is) considered to be a rich man’s sport and reaches the national tournament. It’s basically an inspirational film.”
it took him two-three years to develop the film. For Sohail “It is a humane story. It is a sports comedy. Sports for the inspiration and comedy for the entertainment.” The director says when he told Nawazuddin that the film is on golf the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” actor started playing golf. “Our basic story is that the character does not know how to play golf and but starts playing it. He was kind of perfecting his swing…he is gifted… When Nawazuddin started acting he was like becoming a professional player then I told him you should look raw in the film.”
Arbaaz Khan who has also acted in the film says “It is a very simple but classical plot of our underdog who reaches the top. Golf is the backdrop of the film. we have simplified the game in our film and even those who do not know the sport will be able to understand the game. It is a story of a winner who faces struggles and who finally reaches his goal. It is a wholesome entertainer drama mainstream comedy.
Nawazuddin says Playing golf was not easy. It is a technical game. I had seen it only on TV. Also starring Amy Jackson and Nikitin Dheer in the film.