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Bollywood movie "Goal" has tied up with Manchester United Football Club in the
hope of scoring a major hit when it is released at the end of the month.

Indian actor John Abraham plays the role of a footballer inspired by the English
Premier League champions.

"It's great to be associated with the Manchester United Club for our film,"
Abraham told Tuesday's The Times of India. "I have been a die-hard soccer fan
since childhood and I have been idolising Manchester United since then."

The movie's director Vivek Agnihotri said it was the first time that the club would
be associated with an Indian movie.

"We have shot in (the) club premises which is also another first for any Indian
movie," he said.

The Times of India said England's Wayne Rooney and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo
will be among the United heroes featured in promotional clips for the movie.

Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, Abraham's girlfriend, also stars in "Goal."

The story revolves around a club facing closure unless they start winning games.

The manager takes his players to Manchester United, not to learn to sing and
dance in traditional Bollywood style, but to seek inspiration.

With India's economy booming and new audiences being drawn to the cinema,
Bollywood films are branching out into new fields.

"Chak De India" (Go India), a film based about hockey, proved a roaring success
this year with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the role of a disgraced player who
turns the Indian women's hockey team into world cup winners.
 

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indian movies?great...why didn't Man Utd get involved in movies like....Goal ...and Goal 2...the ones with the mexican player....who played at newcastle and real madrid.....indian movies...just great......
 

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considering that alot of indians and pakistanis are football fans these days im suprised there are none playing in the english game
 
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