“Badhaai Ho, you have tested Negative,” I pun-joked with filmmaker Amit Sharma whose new ambitious venture Maidaan promises to do for football what Lagaan did for cricket and Chak De for hockey.
Amit who has now fully recovered from Covid laughs nervously. “The idea is to do my best. We have invited football players from the all across the world to come and play in our matches for Maidaan: Japan, South Korea, France, and Thailand… there is some problem getting Australian players to come to India because the country is under lockdown.”
A series of matches will now be shot for Maidaan showing India playing football with different countries.
Informs Amit, “In fact the players from Thailand are already here .They have been waiting for me to recover from Covid. We start shooting them from April 4. We then go on to shoot matches with the other countries with a break between every match. It is a tough schedule. We were supposed to start shooting from March 16. But then who we would have thought I would be felled with Covid like this?”
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