Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn, who has been working on the much-awaited biographical sports drama Maidaan for some months now, has condoled the death of football legend PK Banerjee. The National Award-winning actor took to his Twitter handle and shared a heartfelt message on the demise of the legendary footballer.
“Had the good fortune of meeting football legend PK Banerjee in Kolkata during the Maidaan schedule in November. Sad to hear about his demise. RIP, the man with the golden kick PK Banerjee,” Devgn wrote on Twitter.
Ajay Devgn, who was last seen in his home production Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020), plays the role of Syed Abdul Rahim in Maidaan. Regarded as the architect of modern Indian football, Rahim was the Indian national football team coach and manager from 1950 until his death in 1963.
The sports drama was earlier scheduled to hit the marquee on November 27, but the film will now be entering theatres on December 11. Announcing the new release date of the movie on social media, Ajay Devgn had earlier written, “Maidaan will now release on December 11, 2020.”
Recently, the makers also dropped the first poster of the film, featuring Devgn along with his team players, who can be seen playing in the mud. In the second poster, the actor can be seen standing on a field holding a football with his team standing behind him.
Produced by Boney Kapoor and Arunava Joy Sengupta and Akash Chawla, Maidaan is being helmed by Amit Ravindrenath Sharma. Sharma last directed the National Award-winning film Badhaai Ho (2020), starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao in principal characters.
Maidaan is scheduled to roll into theatres on 11th December 2020.