Amit Sharma looked all suited up and dapper looked when he accepted an award at the recently held 66th National Film Award ceremony. His second film, Badhaai Ho, that made all the noise last year won the 'best film providing wholesome entertainment award' at the 66th National Film Awards. The movie, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, and Gajraj Rao in the lead, narrates the story of a quinquagenarian couple, whose untimely pregnancy causes an awkward situation for their family. Directed by Amit Sharma, the movie was well-appreciated and earned well at the box office. In an engaging chat with a leading online portal, the director revealed a few details about his upcoming movie, Maidaan. Here is all you need to know.
Amit, who made his directorial debut with Arjun Kapoor-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Tevar, said Maidaan is being catapulted the exact way he wanted. He did not mince words in appreciation of his leading man, Ajay Devgn, who according to him, was unperturbed about his public image and wanted Maidaan to be as real as possible. Ajay Devgn, who plays the role of a football coach in the film, will be seen sharing screen space with National award-winner Keerthy Suresh, for the first time. Directed by Amit Sharma, Maidaan is reportedly based on the real-life footballer Syed Abdul Rahim, who is reportedly credited to be the instigator of football in India. The movie shot in Lucknow, Kolkata, and Mumbai, is reportedly in the last leg of its shooting schedule. The sports-drama will reportedly release in 2020.
Apart from Maidaan, Ajay Devgn also has Tanhaji: The Unsung Hero in his kitty. Touted to be a period drama, Tanhaji: The Unsung Hero also features Kajol and Saif Ali Khan in pivotal roles. Based on Maratha warrior Tanhaji Malusare, the movie is directed by Om Raut and produced by Ajay Devgn Films and T-Series.
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