After the release of historical drama, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Ajay Devgn has two biopics coming up – Bhuj – The Pride Of India and Maidaan. In Maidaan, the actor will essay the role of football coach Syed Abdul Rahim who coached India to victory at the Asian Games in 1951 and 1962.
Ajay Devgn, who recently wrapped up Kolkata schedule, said that Indian football team was known as the Brazil of Asia back in the day. While working on the film, he got to know a lot about Rahim. He said that like Tanaji Malusare, Rahim is also another unsung hero whose story needs to be told. He said that when the makers approached him, he wasn’t aware of him. Ajay said that it will be more interesting to introduce him and his work to today’s generation who love the sport.
Maidaan is based on the Golden years of Indian Football and will see Ajay Devgn essay the role of the legendary coach Syed Abdul Rahim who is also known as the father of Indian football for his achievements in making India a top nation in Football during his lifetime.
Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta, Maidaan is directed by Amit Sharma, screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadros and Ritesh Shah respectively. The film will release on November 27, 2020.
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