Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan was all set for a release on December 11, 2020, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was pushed by nine months to August 13, 2021, the Independence Day weekend. Bollywood Hungama has now exclusively discovered that the sports drama has been postponed again and it will now arrive on October 15, the Dussehra weekend next year.
“Ajay is currently busy shooting for MayDay and will be completely occupied with the film’s shoot till February. Only after that would he be able to allot time to shoot Maidaan. Like MayDay, even Maidaan is a visual effects heavy film, and Ajay doesn’t want to compromise on any aspect of either of the two films and he has decided to push the film further by 2 months to October 15,” a source told Bollywood Hungama.
The movie captures the Golden Era of Indian Football with Ajay playing the character of Football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim. Around 40% of the film’s shoot still remains and they are expected to resume the next schedule sometime in March in Mumbai. Multiple football stadiums will be recreated in the city and footballers of international repute will fly in to Mumbai to complete the shoot. Since all the logistics are still being worked upon, Ajay and co, want to give ample of time for the film’s post production taking into account all sorts of delay in shoot.
Meanwhile, MayDay is confirmed for an Eid 2022 release. An official announcement of Maidaan is underway soon.