Backed by Boney Kapoor, ‘Maidaan’ is based on the real life story of Syed Abdul Rahim, played by Ajay Devgn, who served as a coach and manager of the Indian football team from 1950. According to a news portal, ‘Maidaan’ will now hit the screens on May 12, 2023. It will clash at the box office with Divya Khosla Kumar’s ‘Yaariyaan 2’.
Currently, Ajay Devgn is riding high on the success of his last release ‘Drishyam 2’, which has crossed Rs 230 crore nett at the box office. Speaking about the film’s box office success, Ajay had told ETimes, “The box office of a film is gratifying. I am happy that Drishyam 2 continues to surpass expectations at the ticket windows in India and overseas. Frankly I am happy as much for myself as the people who made this film— (Abhishek Pathak, director) Tabu, Akshaye Khanna, Rajat Kapoor, Ishita Dutta and Mrunal Jadhav, Rockstar DSP (music director) and all the other co-actors and technicians; but I am also rejoicing for the film industry because we are going through a trying phase. We need films, (being altruistic), all films to collect money because we need to keep the film economy running. Post the pandemic, there have been sporadic hits. This is a worrying thing for us as an industry. After all, it is only the box office that can save the trade—be it us—actors, producers, directors, exhibitors, distributors, so on and so forth.”