After Human shield, bollywood to play footballer Afshan Ashiq’s biopic

Srinagar, June 8: Bollywood actress and Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty is busy preparing for a challenging role as Kashmiri footballer Afshan Ashiq, recognised for putting together a team of women footballers and training them, and later drawn into a controversy when she was tagged as a stone-pelter in Kashmir with a photo of her going viral.
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The rights of her life have been acquired by Gulshan Grover’s son Sanjay for a movie be titled Hope Solo based on her struggles centring on the theme of women empowerment, as reported by Mumbai Mirror.
Athiya has started practising the sport and learning the language to prepare for her role, which is said to be different from most Indian biopics as it will not be a story of success but an emotional journey of a girl fighting against a system. The film will include several movements like Khelo India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, and feature Afshan’s aspirations to play women’s football at international forums in this backdrop, Mumbai Mirror reported.

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