On Thursday, the directors of Ajay Devgn’s sports drama “Maidaan” quashed rumors that they were considering putting the film online for pay-per-view digital release.
A statement released on behalf of film producers Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta denied such a possibility, at least for now.
The statement reads: “We would like to share that there are currently no conversations with a streaming platform for the pay-per-view release of the film ‘Maidaan’. Our goal right now is to finish the film with everyone’s safety in mind and in full compliance with protocols established by the government. We kindly ask you to contact us for any information regarding Maidaan. “
Maidaan is inspired by the true story of Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who coached and led the national team from 1950 until his death in 1963, and is considered by many to be the man who changed the face of modern Indian football.
Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, the film is slated for release this year in Dussehra. Starring Priyamani, Gajraj Rao and Rudranil Ghosh, the film is slated for release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
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