Reports about Keerthy Sureshâ€™s Bollywood debut are true. The actor has been signed up to play the female lead in the Hindi movie Maidaan. Touted to be a sports drama, the film has Ajay Devgn playing the male lead. Directed by the Badhaai Ho fame director Amit Sharma, it went on the floors recently.
Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta will be bankrolling this venture jointly. According to reports, Maidaan is based on the life of the former footballer Syed Abdul Rahim, who led the Indian team to victory in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics semi-finals.
Keerthy Suresh is one of the most talented actors in the film industry right now. She had won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mahanati and has some of the best roles coming her way.
She has completed shooting for the Malayalam magnum opus Marakkar: Arabikdalinte Simham and is awaiting its release, which is scheduled next year. While Mohanlal is playing the title role, the film has his son Pranav making a cameo appearance. This historical also has Ashok Selvan, Suneil Shetty, Manju Warrier, Arjun Sarja, Mukesh and Keerthy Suresh in pivotal roles.
The filmâ€™s technical crew includes cinematographer Tirru and editor MS Ayyappan Nair. Sabu Cyril was signed up to take care of the art department and extravagant sets including two massive ships were erected at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, where the major part of the shooting took place.
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