Actor Ajay Devgn is all set to star in yet period drama, titled Maidaan. The film will rotate around the golden era of Indian football from 1952-62 and went on floors on Monday.
Sharing the film poster on social media, Ajay wrote, “Maidaan kicks off today!” It demonstrates a carefully assembled football set as a globe with an arena out of sight. It will star Keerthy Suresh as the female lead. Ajay will play Syed Abdul Rahim, the architect of modern football in India. Syed was the Indian football coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963.
The movie will be directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhaai Ho popularity and produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta.
Discussing the film, Boney had prior revealed to India Today in a meeting, “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.”
Ajay, who was most recently seen in De Pyaar De, will include next in Bhuj: Ride of India, where he will exposition the character of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik who was responsible for Bhuj airbase during the 1971 war, which stayed operational in spite of confronting substantial shelling from Pakistan. The film brags of an immense star cast including Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, and Rana Daggubati and will release around Independence Day next year.
He likewise has a biopic titled Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior which he plays the title role of Taanaji. The film also stars Saif Ali Khan and is scheduled to release in January next year.