Maidaan starring Ajay Devgn about golden years of Indian Football wrapped its 1st schedule in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The 2nd schedule of Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan is also in Mumbai and is will mostly start later this month. The film also stars this year’s National award winner Keerthi Suresh and Gajraj Rao. The film will mostly release in 2020.
Director Amit Sharma states that the role of a football coach in Maidaan demanded an actor like Ajay Devgn. He said that the movie tells the story of a man who was an underdog and took football to another level. The director added that Ajay had gone through this kind of journey. He added that he is one actor who can show a variety of emotions just through his eyes.
The director said:
“The aim is to do something special with the life of a very special athlete by using an actor who is known to bring an extraordinary quality to the table.”
Talking about Ajay prepping up for Maidaan, a source said:
“Ajay is not a football player in real life. His little son is. The actor has been taking football lessons, though the film doesn’t require him to actually descend on the field to play the game.”
Maidaan is based on golden years (1952-1962) of Indian Football team.
Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor are presenting Maidaan. The National award-winning ‘Badhai Ho’ fame Amit RavinderNath Sharma is the director of the film, Maidaan’s producer is Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta. Saiwyn Quadros and Ritesh Shah respectively are screenplay, and dialogues writters.