For the longest time, the release dates of several films were awaited as due to the COVID 19, most of them had to undergo a change. Where many movies are being planned to be released on an OTT platform. Ajay Devgn took to his social media handle to announce that his upcoming movie- ‘Maidaan‘, has now been postponed to ‘Independence Day’ week of 2021.
The sports drama was earlier scheduled to release on December 11, 2020. However, owing to the COVID 19 crisis and theatrical shutdown, Ajay’s film will now release on August 13, 2021. He shared this piece of news along with a new poster.
“2021 Independence week. An untold story that will make every Indian proud. 13th August mark the date. #Maidaan2021”
Along with this, he shared a poster of the film in which he can be seen holding a football in his hand while his team can be seen standing in the backdrop.
Check out Maidaan’s poster here:
The film stars Ajay as Syed Abdul Rahim, the man behind making football popular in India. He was the coach of the Indian football team from 1950 to 1963 and paved the way for modern-day football in India.
Some sources had earlier stated that the sets of the film in Dahisar had been dismantled as due to the lockdown, the shoots were impeded. With 30 days of shoot remaining, the film seems to have been moved to 2021. Maidaan is helmed by Amit R Sharma and produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Arunava Joy Sengupta and Akash Chawla. It also stars Priyamani.
Apart from ‘Maidaan‘, Ajay Devgn will be seen in another film ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India‘. The film features him in the role of an IAF squadron leader Vijay Karnik who reconstructed the Bhuj airbase in a few hours with the help of some local women during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. This is considered as one of the most celebrated incidents in the history of Indian valour.
Apart from Ajay, the film also features Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, and one of the most famous Pollywood celebs Ammy Virk, in important roles. ‘The Pride of India‘ has joined the list of Bollywood movies releasing on an OTT platform. Written and directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the movie will stream on Disney Plus Hotstar. However, the release date of Bhuj: The Pride of India is yet to be announced. But we somehow know and also hope that the film does well for all the people, who’ve put on their hard work, behind it.
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