Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan First Look Posters Show Actor as Football Coach Syed Abdul Rahim
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Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan First Look Posters Show Actor as Football Coach Syed Abdul Rahim

Ajay Devgn is portraying the role of legendary Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who is considered the architect of modern Indian football. Check out the posters below

Ajay Devgn has shared the first look posters of his upcoming film Maidaan. In the sports biographical film, directed by Amit Ravindrenath Sharma, Ajay plays the role of football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who is considered to be the architect of modern Indian football. In the first poster, Ajay sports a mustache and a new hairstyle, while staring intently at something and holding a football. There is also an image of a team of footballers, covered in mud, who are being briefed by Ajay. Sharing the poster on Twitter, Ajay, “Yeh kahaani hai Indian football ke Golden phase ki aur uske sabse badey aur successful coach ki. #Maidaan”

In the second poster, Ajay can be seen kicking a football, dressed in a denim shirt and trousers. He also holds an umbrella and a briefcase in one hand. Ajay captioned the poster as, “Badlav lane ke liye ek akela bhi kafi hota hai #Maidaan.”

Speaking about Maidaan, in an earlier interview with PTI, Ajay said, “It is a fabulous story, director Amit Sharma has done a great job. Times have changed, storytelling has changed. There are no deliberate commercial elements added to a film today, be it a song or the romantic angle. Maidaan has been very moving and emotional journey for me.”

Ajay was last seen in Om Raut’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, co-starring Kajol and Saif Ali Khan. The historical period drama film, which hit the screens on 10th January 2020, has emerged as a blockbuster. It has collected INR 235.18 crore in 20 days. The film is set in the 17th century and revolves around Tanaji Malusare, the military leader of Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire. Although it has been criticised for distorting Indian history, the film has been praised as a mass entertainer and for its performances and cinematography.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.

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