Amit the coronavirus pandemic the entertainment industry has been hit hard. The lockdown has forced to stop shooting and post-production and industry are facing a major setback. Several producers have to face losses of there investments.
Talking about the shutting down of the film the procure told a daily, “Maidaan is based on real events between 1952 and 1962, also known as the “golden era of Indian football.” It has superstar Ajay Devgn who is one of India’s finest actors. This is one of the biggest films currently being produced in India, so it required a larger-than-life vision and the most talented creatives in our country. We built a massive outdoor set covering a 16-acre plot around Mumbai, with all the production infrastructure. Just as the shoot was getting underway, the pandemic hit the world. We had to ensure the safety of our entire crew so had to stop all prep and send everyone home. The set has now been dismantled as the rains are due to arrive in Mumbai. The rebuild will take at least two months, which earliest will start in September, so shooting can commence only in November. This has resulted in a massive loss for us. Thankfully all the indoor, and some outdoor, training portions of the film were shot in Lucknow and Kolkata so are already in the can.”
Maidaan is a story of golden years of Indian football between 1951 and 1962. Apart from Ajay the film also stars Priyamani and it was scheduled to release on December 11, 2020. However now that the shoot is on hold and it is uncertain when will things go normalize the film may get a new release date.