In ‘Freaky Ali’, Nawazuddin plays Ali, a poor man whose journey starts from being a nobody to being the master of a sport which is considered a rich man’s game. The film will trace the story of an extortionist who turns into a star golf player in a bid to win the love of his life, played by Amy Jackson.Sohail Khan, who shot the film in 38 days and credits his entire team for completing the shoot within given time frame, said: “We were very well prepared for this film, we used to start early in the morning and we shot at exclusive locations. We hired a golf expert, as the game could get very complicated.”
“I wanted to make a film of sports, then I picked golf and there I wanted to make an inspirational film, it is rags to riches story,” he added. Salman also went on the record to praise Nawazuddin, with whom he had shared screen space in ‘Kick’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.
“We had a good relationship since ‘Kick’. I think slowly he is turning into Salman and I am turning into Nawaz,” he said. The movie, which also stars Arbaaz Khan, Jas Arora, Seema Biswas, Nikitin Dheer, and Asif Basra in pivotal roles, is slated for September 9 release and will clash at the box office with Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra’s ‘Baar Baar Dekho’.