The huge set, involving the football arena, on the outskirts of Mumbai that had been dismantled after COVID-19 struck and will now be rebuilt on a 16 acre land, again on the city’s outskirts. The work will begin in the second week of December. Of course this will incur a huge extra cost but there’s no other way that this movie can go ahead.
The original set had been brought down with a heavy heart in June-July 2020 after the rains came down and there was no sign of Coronavirus abetting. Ironically, the health scare seems to be on a savage attack again and there’s a strong buzz about a second wave hitting in near future. Fingers crossed and with a prayer in the heart like the film industry has restarted, this Bollywood film bears no exception. ‘Maidaan’ also stars Gajraj Rao in a very important role.