Boney Kapoor reveals Rs. 30 crores has already been spent on the sets of Ajay Devgn's 'Maidaan', says 'we are aiming to release it in cinema halls'



Just yesterday, the makers of Ajay Devgn's Maidaan - Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta - had refuted all speculations of the film's web release and released a statement stating that the film is not heading towards any streaming platform. Now, Boney has further talked about how the film is all set to hit the screens. Unfortunately, the sets of the film was destructed because of the Tauktae cyclone that hit Maharashtra earlier this week. 

Boney said he has already spent about Rs 22 crore in the construction of the sets and will now have to shell out Rs 7 crore more to rebuild it. "The entire set is gone except the pitch. Though the pitch, too, has suffered some damage, the curator has assured us that he will manage to salvage it. But we have already incurred an expense of Rs 30cr and work is still pending,'' Boney said. 

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Following the devastation, the filmmaker has already instructed his art department to rebuild the set and plans to start the shooting once the government allows shoots to commence. But when told that there have been reports about a hybrid release of his film Maidaan, Boney rubbished it, adding, "My films are for theatres and we have already started the post-production of the film and are aiming to release it in cinema halls".

Maidaan 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. Apart from Ajay, the film stars Priyamani. The film will reportedly release later this year. 

(Source: TOI)