Maidaan: Priyamani replaces Keerthy Suresh in Ajay Devgn starrer
National Award-winning actor Priyamani replaced Keerthy Suresh in Ajay Devgn’s sports drama Maidaan.
National Award-winning actor Priyamani on Saturday replaced Keerthy Suresh in Ajay Devgn’s sports drama Maidaan.As per a press release, Keerthy had shot for Maidaan for a day. After the shoot, however, both Keerthy and the makers felt she looked too young to play the role of a mother in the film. They decided to recast Priyamani in the role.
In a statement released by the makers, “Keerthy shot for the film for a day. After the shoot, the makers and Keerthy both felt that she looked too young as she had lost a lot of weight since being signed for the film to authentically portray the role of a mother as has been written in the script.”
Priyamani has acted in over 50 films across all South languages. She has also performed a special number in Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone-starrer Chennai Express. She was recently seen in the lead role in the Amazon Prime Videos India Original, The Family Man, alongside Manoj Bajpayee.
Maidaan is based on how the Indian football team, under the guidance of SA Raheem, brought glory to the country during the years of 1952 to 1962. Ajay Devgn will play the role of Indian football coach and manager, Syed Abdul Rahim. Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, the film also stars Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh and Gajraj Rao.
The sports drama is presented by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor and produced by Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta. Maidaan is scheduled to release on 27 November.