Adding to Bollywood’s increasing list of sports dramas comes Ajay Devgn’s first. The actor on Monday announced his next project, Maidaan, based on the golden years of Indian football.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 19, 2019
Maidaan traces the story of a legendary coach named Syed Abdul Rahim, essayed by Ajay. DevGn took to his social media handle to share the first poster of his forthcoming release, an Amit Ravinder directorial.
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— Keerthy Suresh (@KeerthyOfficial) August 10, 2019
After winning the National Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of actress Savitri in Mahanati, Keerthy Suresh will be making her Bollywood debut with this film.
Speaking about the film, producer Boney Kapoor, in an earlier interview, said, “I was amazed that not many are aware of someone as significant as Syed Abdul Rahim. He’s an unsung hero whose achievements must be saluted. His team had heroes like Chunni Goswami, PK Banerjee, Balaram, Franco and Arun Ghosh. It takes someone like Ajay Devgn to play Syed Abdul Rahim. With him on board, I can just hope that our film inspires youngsters to play football, and India soon to bring the World Cup home.”
Reportedly, Maidaan will be shot in three cities – Indonesia’s Jakarta, Italy’s Rome and Australia’s Melbourne. All other details have been kept under the wraps.