Maidaan by Ajay Devgn will be released in Bengali; Marks the actor’s first multilingual film: Report

Lately, there has been a trend of multilingual movies in which several Bollywood movies are eager to increase the viewership as the movies are often dubbed into Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. And now filmmakers are also heading to the Bengali market, it seems. According to a report in Mid Day, the makers of Maidaan, with Ajay Devgn in the lead, are also planning to release the film in Bengali as Kolkata is the hub of Indian football.

For the uninitiated, Maidaan happens to be a sports biopic based on the golden age of Indian football and it will star Ajay as football manager Syed Abdul Rahim who is considered the architect of modern Indian football . Speaking about the Bengali release, a source told Mid Day, “Football is gaining prominence in India today as a sport. Besides Goa, Kerala and Hyderabad, even West Bengal is passionate about football, especially among young people.To achieve a [wider] public, makers want to reach young people”. Well, if the reports turn out to be true, this would mark Ajay Devgn’s first multilingual project.

As of now, director Amit Sharma is eager to complete the patchwork of Maidaan, which is scheduled for release on June 3, 2022. the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta. As the COVID-19 situation improves, Amit [and his crew] will fly to Rome, Helsinki and Melbourne to shoot footage [depicting] international matches for the quilt,” the source added.

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