Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan, which was scheduled to release in November this year has been pushed ahead at the by box office due to the global crisis of coronavirus. The sports drama will now hit the screens on August 13, 2021, during the Independence Day weekend. The lead actor shared the new release date with a poster and wrote, “2021 Independence week. An untold story that will make every Indian proud. 13th August mark the date. #Maidaan2021”
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Directed by Badhaai Ho helmer Amit Sharma’s “Maidaan” is based on the “golden years of Indian Football”. Ajay essays the role of the legendary coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who is said to be the founding father of Indian football. He was an Indian football coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 until his death in 1963. He is also regarded as the architect of modern Indian football. The film features The Family Man actress Priyamani as the female lead.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn will be next seen Bhuj: The Pride Of India, which will stream on Disney Hotstar. The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi and others in pivotal roles. Set during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, it narrates the tale of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik. For those unaware, Vijay Karnik was in-charge of the Bhuj Airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. On the other hand, Sanjay Dutt plays the character of Ranchordas Svabhai Ravari, who helped the army during the war. While Nora Fatehi will play an Indian spy named Heena Rehman, Sonakshi Sinha will be seen as a social worker named Sunderben Jetha Madharparya.