Ajay Devgn-starrer Maidaan has got a new release date. The sports drama, based on the golden years of Indian football, will now hit theatres on August 13, 2021.

Ajay made the announcement on Twitter, alongside the film’s new poster. “2021 Independence week. An untold story that will make every Indian proud. 13th August mark the date,” Ajay tweeted.

The film is being directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhaai Ho! fame. Maidaan, co-produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta, also features south star Priyamani.

Saiwyn Quadros has penned the screenplay, while Ritesh Shah has written the dialogues.

As per Filmfare, Maidaan was supposed to release in December if the film was completed. However, a large chunk of the movie is left to be shot which are major football matches and since mass-shooting can’t resume so soon, the makers of the film decided to push the release date.

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Actor-producer Ajay Devgn is all set to announce a film based on the attack on Indian soldiers by Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.

According to the film’s description, it will narrate the “story of the sacrifice of 20 Indian army men who fought the Chinese army”.

It is not clear if Ajay will star in the film. The cast and other crew are under finalisation. The film will be co-produced by Ajay Devgn Films and Select Media Holdings LLP.

On June 15, 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a violent faceoff in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh with the Chinese forces. The Galwan clash occurred at the south bank of the river, which flows in an east-west direction, before its confluence with Shayok river.

It was the first casualties faced by the Indian Army in a clash with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army since 1975, when an Indian patrol was ambushed by Chinese troops in Arunachal Pradesh.

Coming up for Ajay soon is Bhuj: The Pride of India. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, and Sharad Kelkar and is written and directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. The film is slated to premiere digitally on an OTT platform soon.

Talking about the direct-to-digital release, Ajay earlier said in a virtual press conference, “The film is based on a true story. The story is about one day and one night. It tells this story of common people who rebuilt a road overnight to help the armed forces during the 1971 war. We need to have more stories of such bravery and valour.”

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Sooraj Pancholi has lashed out at reports that claimed Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex-manager Disha Salian was pregnant with his child, calling them “rubbish.” Sooraj said that he didn’t know Disha at all and only found out about her after Sushant’s death.

Read: Sooraj Pancholi Blasts Claims Sushant’s Manager Was Expecting His Child And Salman Is Protecting Him

Bigg Boss 13 finalist Shehnaaz Gill, who is known as ‘Punjab ki Katrina Kaif’, looks exactly like the Bollywood actress in her latest Instagram photo. Shehnaaz, who is currently enjoying her first proper experience of rainy season in Mumbai, took to Instagram to share a monochrome selfie of herself. In the picture, Shehnaaz looks like the carbon copy of Katrina.

Read: Bigg Boss 13 Fame Shehnaaz Gill Is Spitting Image Of Katrina Kaif In Her Latest Photo

A fan of R Madhavan recently unearthed a video from one of his old Tamil films where he is dancing to a peppy song. While sharing the post, the user wrote, “hi @ActorMadhavanwas rewatching this cute song, permission to marry you please Pleading face.” When the Rang De Basanti actor came across this video, he called himself the worst dancer in the history of Tamil cinema.

Read: R Madhavan Calls Himself ‘Worst Dancer in History of Tamil Cinema’ After Watching This Video

Actor-producer Ajay Devgn is all set to announce a film based on the attack on Indian soldiers by Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. According to the film’s description, it will narrate the “story of the sacrifice of 20 Indian army men who fought the Chinese army”.

Read: Ajay Devgn Announces Film on Martyrdom of 20 Indian Soldiers in Galwan Valley Clash

Bigg Boss season 8 winner Gautam Gulati has shared a photo on his Instagram that has sent fans into a frenzy. The photo shows the actor getting married to Urvashi Rautela, as per Hindu tradition. Fans of both actors were quick to assume that they were probably yet another couple who decided to tie the knot during the lockdown.

Read: Urvashi Rautela’s Wedding Picture with Gautam Gulati Shocks Fans, Did They Really Get Married?

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A unconfirmed report that had gone viral on Wednesday, suggesting Karan Johar has been dropped as co-producer of the much-hyped Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi, has been refuted as “fake news” by the makers.

Late on Wednesday, social media was abuzz with reports that the film’s director Rohit Shetty and lead star Akshay Kumar have dropped Johar’s Dharma Productions and its share from the film, further claiming that they had even returned Johar’s investment in the film.

Soon, the film’s producers and presenter Reliance Entertainment were confirming that the news doing rounds of Johar not being part of Sooryavanshi is incorrect.

Trade expert Taran Adarsh also tweeted: “IMPORTANT… News doing the rounds of #KaranJohar not being part of #Sooryavanshi is untrue, clarifies #RelianceEntertainment.”

In Sooryavanshi, Akshay will be seen as ATS officer Veer Sooryavanshi, on a lookout for terrorists planning a deadly strike on Mumbai. Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh will also reprise their roles of Singham and Simmba in cameos, to help Akshay bust the terror plot.

Actress Katrina Kaif will be seen as Veer Sooryavanshi’s wife while Jackie Shroff plays the antagonist.

Sooryavanshi also features Gulshan Grover, Abhimanyu Singh, Niharica Raizada, Sikandar Kher and Nikitin Dheer. The film is presented by Reliance Entertainment.

The news comes a day after it was announced that Sooryavanshi will release in theatres during Diwali this year.

Meanwhile, Karan Johar has been at the receiving end of a volley of criticism after the news of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death broke. Sushant died by suicide on June 14 and it is alleged that “professional rivalry” may have had a role to play. However, actor Swara Bhasker and filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma have defended Karan, calling the social media backlash ‘height of idiocy’. With the debate around nepotism reignited, Karan has also unfollowed several accounts on Twitter.

(With inputs from IANS)

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