Producer Boney Kapoor, after the massive success of his Tamil film Nerkonda Paarvai, is back to financing yet another interesting tale on the golden years of Indian football titled Maidaan. The film directed by Amit Sharma of Badhaai Ho fame went on floors on August 19 with Ajay Devgn and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles. To mark the new beginning, Boney along with Amit held a mahurat pooja. The ritual was attended by Boney's children actor Arjun Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor. However, owing to a hectic shoot schedule the producer's actress daughter Janhvi Kapoor had to give it a skip.
The pictures from the mahurat pooja went viral on fan clubs dedicated to Arjun, Anshula and Khushi. In the pictures, we can see a happy and proud Boney perform rituals while his children join in.
Maidaan orbits around the golden years of Indian football between 1951 and 1962. In the film, Ajay plays the role of Syed Abdul Rahim who was a coach and manager of the Indian national football team. It is directed by Amit, whose Badhaai Ho bagged accolades at the recently announced 66th National Film Awards 2019. The film is presented by Zee Studios and Boney. 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, who had produced his 2015 action-drama Tevar.