Ajay Devgn is currently flooded with interesting and powerful films. The actor, who was last seen in De De Pyaar De, will be back on the screen with yet another exciting and riveting tale that's never told before with the Indian football team's biopic Maidaan. The film is based on the golden years of the Indian football team and the shoot for the same kickstarted on Monday. Ajay, who plays the role of Syed Abdul Rahim who was a coach and manager of the Indian national football team, made the announcement of the title along with the first poster of the film. Keerthy Suresh is the lead actress opposite Ajay in the film. Maidaan marks the Bollywood debut of Keerthy, who is a popular face down South and has been honoured with a National Film Award this year for Mahanati.
Speaking of the poster, we can see a football forming a globe. "#maidaankicksoff today!," wrote Ajay on his Twitter account.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 19, 2019
Maidaan orbits around the golden years of Indian football between 1951 and 1962. It is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, whose Badhaai Ho bagged accolades at the recently announced 66th National Film Awards 2019. The film is presented by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor. It is produced by Boney, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta. The screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadros and Ritesh Shah respectively. Interestingly, the film also marks the director's reunion with producer Boney Kapoor, who had produced his 2015 action-drama Tevar.
Speaking about the film a while ago, Amit said, "Making a biopic and a sports film was always on my wish-list and with this film, both genres have come together beautifully. I was busy with the post-production of Badhaai Ho when Boneyji (Kapoor, producer) called to discuss the subject. When he offered me the film, I leapt at the opportunity. Ajay is also really excited about playing Rahim saab."