Producer Boney Kapoor on Sunday said period sports drama Maidaan starring Ajay Devgn, is all set to hit the screens on Eid 2024. On Sunday, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his X (formerly Twitter) handle and wrote, “AJAY DEVGN: 'MAIDAAN' TO ARRIVE THIS EID. #Maidaan - starring #AjayDevgn - gets a new release date: April 2024 #Eid. Directed by Amit Sharma. #BoneyKapoor #ZeeStudios.”
Maidaan has been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film also features Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, and Rudranil Ghosh, the upcoming sports drama is presented by Zee Studios.
Maidaan will now face off against Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, starring Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, at the box office. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Alaya F, Manushi Chhillar and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead.
Talking about the film, Boney Kapoor earlier said, “I was amazed that not many are aware of someone as significant as Syed Abdul Rahim. He’s an unsung hero whose achievements must be saluted. His team had heroes like Chunni Goswami, PK Banerjee, Balaram, Franco and Arun Ghosh. It takes someone like Ajay Devgn to play Syed Abdul Rahim. With him on board, I can just hope that our film inspires youngsters to play football, and India soon to bring the World Cup home.”
Maidaan is based on the true story of Syed Abdul Rahim, who served as a coach and manager of the Indian football team from 1950 until his death in 1963. The film is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhaai Ho fame.