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Abhishek Bachchan to coach dad Amitabh Bachchan on nuances of football

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Abhishek Bachchan to coach dad Amitabh Bachchan on nuances of football

On the eve of his 74th birthday, Amitabh Bachchan has embarked on yet another challenging role. This time as the well-known football coach Vijay Barse who helped hundreds of underprivileged kids to reach their goals in Nagraj Manjule’s untitled film.

Though as the coach Mr B won’t be required to play football on screen, he does need to be clued in to the game’s nitty-gritty. And who better equipped to give the seasoned superstar some vital tips on football than his son Abhishek Bachchan? A diehard football aficionado and a passionate player of the game, Abhishek will now take some time off to clue in his Pa on the high-points of football.

Says a source close to the Bachchan family, “Bachchan Saab has played football when he worked in Kolkata as a young man. But that was many years ago. Abhishek is very much into the game. Bachchan Saab can get no better sports coach than his son.”


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