Actors Ajay Devgn and Keerthy Suresh, who are working together for the first time, wrapped up its Mumbai schedule of Maidaan earlier this week. The next schedule of the film will begin on November 3 in Kolkata. Helmed by Amit Sharma, Maidaan is based on the golden years of Indian Football.
Ajay essays the role of the legendary coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who is said to be the founding father of Indian football. He was an Indian football coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963. He is also regarded as the architect of modern Indian football, reported IANS.
On Friday, Taran Adarsh took to his official Twitter handle to share the news. He posted a poster of Maidaan. The poster says ‘The golden era of Indian football (1952-1962)’. Alongside the picture, he wrote, “Ajay Devgn’s next film #Maidaan – based on the sport #football – wrapped its second schedule in #Mumbai… Next schedule in #Kolkata from 3 Nov 2019… Costars Keerthy Suresh… Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma [#BadhaaiHo] (sic).”
Ajay Devgn’s next film #Maidaan – based on the sport #football – wrapped its second schedule in #Mumbai… Next schedule in #Kolkata from 3 Nov 2019… Costars Keerthy Suresh… Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma [#BadhaaiHo]. pic.twitter.com/XvJObpt7t3
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 11, 2019
The makers shot for an important football sequence of the film for which a massive set was built in Mukesh Mills, Mumbai. The makers even got the VFX team and the sports choreographer from Los Angeles to get the most out of the football sequence.
Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta, the film’s screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadros and Ritesh Shah respectively.