Starring Ajay Devgn, Maidaan, which is based on the Golden years of Indian Football is all set to release on 27th November 2020.
The film originally starred National Award winner Keerthy Suresh opposite Ajay Devgn. However, now we have a new cast member to reveal!
Maidaan will now feature the National Award winning actress PriyaMani in the part opposite Ajay Devgn’s character.
Keerthy Suresh shot for the film for a day, however, after the shoot the makers and Keerthy both felt that she looked too young as she had lost a lot of weight since being signed for the film to authentically portray the role of a mother as has been written in the script.
The makers have stayed true and authentic in the way the film is being made by the National award-winning director, Amit Ravindernath Sharma, and did not want this to come in the way. Keerthy and the makers came to an amicable decision of her not being a part of the film and to collaborate in the future.
PriyaMani has acted in over 50 films across all South languages and has won numerous awards in her prolific career. PriyaMani who was recently seen in the lead role in Amazon Prime Videos show – The Family Man, where she’s won praise all across for her portrayal in the female lead role. She will also be seen playing the lead role in the Telegu remake of the much acclaimed Dhanush film, ‘Asuran’ and will be essaying the role of Sasikala in the highly anticipated Kangana Ranaut starrer, Thalaivi.
The shooting of the film began in early November 2019 and will finish by March 2020. As the film is VFX heavy, the makers want to ensure that the film has top quality VFX. The VFX supervisor has been flown in from LA for this purpose.
Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta, the film is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadros and Ritesh Shah respectively. Maidaan hits theaters on 27th of November.