Bollywood star Ajay Devgn on Monday announced his next film based on the golden years of Indian football.

The actor shared the first poster of the film on Twitter.

Titled "Maidaan", the movie will be directed by Amit Ravinder Nath Sharma of "Badhaai Ho!" fame. Devgn took to Twitter on Monday morning to share film’s poster, which has a globe made of a football with "The golden era of Indian football 1952-1962" written on it. "Maidaan kicks off today," Devgn captioned the image. 

Saiwyn Quadros will write the screenplay, while Ritesh Shah will pen the dialogues. Ajay will step into the shoes of Syed to tell the story of this unsung hero who was responsible for taking Indian football to new heights and winning accolades for the country.

Presented by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor, Maidaan is being jointly produced by Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta. It will also star National Award-winner Keerthy Suresh and is expected to release in 2020.

Kapoor will also serve as the producer along with Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta.


(Inputs from PTI)