Ajay Devgn


Superstar Ajay Devgn and actress Keerthy Suresh have wrapped up the Mumbai schedule of their upcoming film Maidaan. Both National Film Award winning actors are working together for the first time in their career.

Directed by Badhaai Ho (2018) fame filmmaker Amit Sharma, Maidaan hit the shooting floor in the month of August. After completing the second schedule, the team will kick-start the next schedule of the film on November 3 in Kolkata.

 

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Maidaan is based on football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, under whose leadership Indian football team won the Asian games in 1951 and 1962. He was the football coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963. Ajay Devgn plays Syed Abdul Rahim in the film.

“It is a story of a person who has done a lot. I am not calling it a biopic; I am calling it the golden era of Indian football. The film is about that. So, the challenge is how to make this in the best way,” Amit had earlier told a newswire.

 

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Boney Kapoor, who is producing the film in association with Akash Chawla, Arunava Joy Sengupta and Zee Studios, had earlier said, “I was amazed that not many are aware of someone as significant as Syed Abdul Rahim. He is 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.”

Maidaan is set to enter theatres in 2020.