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“It is pretty bad. We’re all under shock”, says Amit Sharma on Cyclone Tauktae devastating the set of Ajay Devgn starrer Maidaan

Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan has been making headlines since the announcement of the film. Earlier, we reported to you that the sets of Maidaan are badly affected by the Cyclone. Well recently, when a leading daily has a brief chat with the director of Maidaan, Amit Sharma where he reveals the details about it. Read on to know more about it.

When SpotboyE asked Amit that how serious is the damage, he replied saying, “It is pretty bad. We’re all under shock. But luckily I’ve a very supportive producer. Boney Kapoor Sir was my first producer. He was as supportive and generous when I made my first film Tevar. We are now working on minimizing the damage and restoring the set as soon as possible.”

Talking about returning to shooting, Amit says, “It would depend on when the lockdown is over. Also, the monsoons are around the corner.We don’t want the set to be washed away again. So it is a tricky situation.When the set was damaged I was devastated. How much more is God going to test our endurance? But then I quickly came to terms with it. Boney Sir and Ajay Sir(Devgan) have been pillars of strength. They have assured me that Maidaan will continue to be shot the way we had planned.”

“We are not even thinking about that right now. Or entire focus is on completing the film without compromises. Covid or hurricane , we are determined to make the film we had set out to make before these setbacks hit us”, says the director, while talking about the release date of the film.

Talking about Ajay Devgn, Sharma says, “The level of dedication Ajay Sir has shown has to be seen to be believed. He has not only sharpened his skills as a footballer, he made sure he was all there for the project from the word go. Maidaan couldn’t have been made without Ajay sir.I think he deserves another National award.”

The story of Maidaan is inspired by the incredible true story of Syed Abdul Rahim, it will showcase the journey of one of the finest coaches that emerged from India, the one who put India on the global map. Apart from Ajay Devgn, the film will also star the National award-winning actress Priyamani, Badhai Ho fame, Gajraj Rao, and the well-known Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh. The film is written by Saiwyn Quadras and Ritesh Shah and is produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta respectively.

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