Janhvi and Arjun Kapoor are proud of dad Boney Kapoor as Maidaan kicks off: Can't wait
After producing Ajith-starrer Nerkonda Paarvai (Tamil remake of the 2016 film Pink), Boney Kapoor is now returning with Maidaan. A film based on football coach Syed Abdul Rahim who was responsible for taking Indian football to new heights. As soon as Boney Kapoor announced that the filming of Maidaan has kickstarted, his kids - Arjun Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor took to social media to send best wishes. The two not only shared the posters of the film but also said that they are proud of their dad for bringing the "untold story of the golden years of football" to the big screen.
Sharing the announcement of Maidaan, Arjun Kapoor wrote, "So proud of Dad, Amit and Ajay sir for telling this untold story of the golden years of football....@ajaydevgn @Maidaanofficial @iAmitRSharma @keerthyofficial @freshlimefilms @saiwyn @writish1 @zeestudiosofficial @zeestudiosint"
Soon Janhvi Kapoor, too, joined the bandwagon and said "Best of luck Papa."
Sharing her excitement, Janhvi wrote, "So proud and excited about this!! Can’t wait to know about the Untold Story of The Golden Years of Indian Football. Best of luck Papa ?? @ajaydevgn @Maidaanofficial @iAmitRSharma @keerthyofficial @freshlimefilms @saiwynQ @writish @zeestudios_ @zeestudiosint"
Maidaan, starring Ajay Devgn and Keerthi Suresh, tells the story of story of an unsung hero, under whose leadership, Indian football team won the Asian games in 1951 and 1962.
Making the big announcement, Boney said, "Proud to kick off the Untold Story of The Golden Years of Indian Football. Hope to bring glory to India with this fantastic story. @ajaydevgn @Maidaanofficial @iAmitRSharma @keerthyofficial @freshlimefilms @saiwynQ @writish @zeestudios_ @ZeeStudiosInt (sic)"
Talking about the film, Boney Kapoor had earlier said, "I was amazed that not many are aware of someone as significant as Syed Abdul Rahim. He's an unsung hero whose achievements must be saluted. His team had heroes like Chunni Goswami, PK Banerjee, Balaram, Franco and Arun Ghosh. It takes someone like Ajay Devgn to play Syed Abdul Rahim. With him on board, I can just hope that our film inspires youngsters to play football, and India soon to bring the World Cup home."
The film, which is directed by Amit Sharma, has finally gone on floors. And Janhvi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor are quite excited to see Maidaan on the big screen.
Maidaan is set to hit the screens in 2020.