From Muhurat to #Maidaan, we are all set to kick off the shoot! See you on the field, in 2020.@Ajaydevgn @KeerthyOfficial @boneykapoor @iAmitRSharma @freshlimefilms @saiwynQ @writish @zeestudios_ @zeestudiosint #bayviewprojects #maidaankicksoff pic.twitter.com/1pY0t4i3OC— MaidaanOfficial (@MaidaanOfficial) August 20, 2019
A few days ago, Ajay Devgn had taken the Internet by storm after he announced his next. The film, titled Maidaan, is based on the golden phase of Indian football and will have Ajay stepping into the shoes of the legendary football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim. It is being backed by Boney Kapoor and will be directed by Badhaai Ho fame, Amit Sharma. It was only a few days ago that the sports drama went on floors and pictures from its muhurat puja have been shared by the official account of Maidaan.
Interestingly, the muhurat puja was also graced by Boney’s children, Arjun, Khushi and Anshula. In the pictures, the Kapoor clan was all smiles as they posed for the camera. Indeed a sweet gesture by all the kids, we missed Janhvi in the frame though. Check out the pictures below:
Recently, in an interview with PTI, filmmaker Amit Sharma opened up the project. He said, “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. The scale is bigger, football is there, a sport is there, but it won't be going to the cliché zone. We are trying to give it a fresh perspective. That's the challenge.”
Boney Kapoor, on the other hand, revealed, "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.”
Maidaan will make it to the big screens in 2020.