Director Shujith Sarkar turns actor in the movie ‘1911’ co-starring with John Abraham. Football is the background of the movie. John Abraham had acted in the movie ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’ which had the same background. The theme of the movie ‘1911’ is similar to that of the movie ‘Lagaan’ by Ashuthosh Gavaarikar. In Lagaan, cricket was the theme. In this the story is one that tells the story of the native players who ‘fight’ with the British Football Club. It was John Abraham who invited the director to act in the movie. Shujith told that he is a football player and it was John who prompted him to act.