Ajay Devgn and director Amit R Sharma have finally chalked out plans to kickstart the last leg of Maidaan. According to a report by Midday, the cast and crew of the film will start the final 25-day schedule of the biographical sports drama based on Syed Abdul Rahim, the late coach, and manager of the Indian football team. However, before Ajay starts shooting for the film, the makers will have to reconstruct the makeshift stadium in Madh Island that was demolished in May due to Cyclone Tauktae.
Midday quoted a source saying that the erection of the set will start in mid-September. “The shoot is expected to begin around October 25 and will continue till the first week of December, with breaks in between to secure the football field. Ajay will shoot the climax, which includes recreating the 1962 Asian Games final match in Jakarta where India bagged the gold medal.”
Last month, filmmaker Amit R Sharma conducted a week-long schedule. He filmed parts of the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games where India was humiliated by Yugoslavia in the preliminary round. It was filmed on rainy days, thus recreating the damp conditions of the field in Helsinki.
I am super excited about this one and sure can’t wait to see what the makers have in store for us!