Angry at being dubbed a hustler, Diego Maradona dismisses new film

first_img Next Angry at being dubbed a hustler, Diego Maradona dismisses new filmPosters for the two-hour documentary about the controversial Argentine forward say ‘Diego Maradona: Rebel. Hero. Hustler. God.’ with the World Cup winner upset at the use of “hustler”advertisement Reuters Buenos AiresMay 21, 2019UPDATED: May 21, 2019 08:28 IST Maradona expressed his displeasure at being called a ‘hustler’ in the title (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSA new film tracking the highs and lows of Diego Maradona’s life is out nowMaradona expressed his displeasure at being called a ‘hustler’ in the titleMaradona, who is now coaching in Mexico, missed the film’s premier at Cannes on SundayDiego Maradona greeted a new film about his life with scorn on Monday, telling people not to see it when it is released next month. Posters for the two-hour documentary about the controversial Argentine forward say ‘Diego Maradona: Rebel. Hero. Hustler. God.’ with the World Cup winner upset at the use of “hustler”.”I played football and I made money running after a ball. I didn’t hustle anyone,” he told Univision in an interview.”If they are putting that there to get people to go and see it then I think they are going about it the wrong way.”I don’t like the title, and if I don’t like the title I am not going to like the film. Don’t go and see it.”Director Asif Kapadia, who made the award-winning documentaries “Amy” and “Senna”, had earlier said Maradona had not seen the film and admitted he was interested how the player would react to viewing the finished article.”We are dealing with archive from way back, there will be lots of images that he himself hasn’t seen of himself, of his family, of his kids,” Kapadia told Reuters in an interview.”So I think it’s going to be quite emotional for him.”Maradona, who is now coaching in Mexico, missed the film’s premier at Cannes on Sunday.Initial reviews were mixed with critics saying the film, which draws on Maradona’s personal stock of video, showed colourful scenes but pulled its punches.”No matter how many newsreels it shows us or how arresting they are, all that grainy reality can’t add up to revealing what’s inside the man at its center,” said Variety.advertisementThe film is due for general release on June 14.Also Read | Toni Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023Also Read | Kylian Mbappe hints at move away from PSGFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Diego MaradonaFollow Footballlast_img

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