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.
The first look of the film was released on Thursday with two posters. “Badlav lane ke liye ek akela bhi kafi hota hai,” the caption read on one of them. Another one read, “Yeh kahaani hai Indian football ke Golden phase ki aur uske sabse badey aur successful coach ki.”
Maidaan is a story of one of the finest coaches that emerged from India, the one who put India on the world map. It 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.