Boney Kapoor
Boney Kapoor

Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, who's bankrolling Ajay Devgn's sports drama 'Maidaan', said that he 'might go into depression' if he thinks about the loss caused by Cyclone Tauktae.

Recently, the set of the sports drama located in the outskirts of Mumbai, was damaged due to heavy rainfall and gusty winds brought by Cyclone Tauktae.

Talking about the budget overshooting and expenses of building a set again, Boney told Hindustan Times, "What I am going through is horrible. I don’t want to be reminded of it. If I think about the pressure or feelings or loss, I will start crying. If I think about the budget overshooting and expenses pilling up, I might go into depression. Mera dil hi nahin kar raha ke set dekhu abhi."

The 'Mr India' producer said that he is trying to stay positive as there hasn't been any casualty.

Last year, a 16-acre, high-maintenance set that was built for 'Maidaan' was dismantled owing to the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

Kapoor revealed that the cyclone has ruined over 70% of the set and 'hardly anything is salvageable'.

"Perhaps I might be the most affected person in the industry right now. It is not just about my many projects in the works, facing delay in release but also having to put up a set for the third time," he told the daily.

'Maidaan' is a sports-drama dedicated to the golden years of Indian football. Ajay will be seen essaying the role of the legendary coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who is widely known as the founding father of Indian football.

Helmed by 'Badhai Ho' filmmaker Amit Ravindrenath Sharma and co-produced by Boney Kapoor and Zee Studios, the movie also features Gajraj Rao and Boman Irani in pivotal roles.

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