Rudranil Ghosh is super excited about his Bollywood debut with Amit Sharma’s upcoming biopic ‘Maidaan’ featuring Ajay Devgn in the lead. Inspired by the glorious chapter of Indian football from 1952 to 1962, it will see Devgn as Indian football coach and manager Syed Abdul Rahim.
Syed Abdul Rahim, dropped in to visit Ajay and the director on the set
The actor-producer plays Syed Abdul Rahim, one of the most successful coaches of the Indian national football team in the 1960s, in the film. So, it was a special moment for the cast and crew when PK Banerjee, a former football player who once played in the team that was coached by Syed Abdul Rahim, dropped in to visit Ajay and the director on the set.
Rudranil feels lucky to be a part of Maidaan
As soon as the ‘Maidaan’ first look of Ajay Devgn came out Rudranil was happy to share the poster with all his fans saying “I am indeed lucky to be a part of this beautiful piece of Indian Football History!” Interestingly, Rudranil was first approached for a small role, but later the director changed his mind after going through Rudranil’s audition tape. Interestingly, the ‘Vinci Da’ actor’s look test lasted for almost nine hours. ‘Maidaan’ also stars recent National award-winner Keerthy Suresh along with Gajraj Rao, who played the protagonist in Sharma’s 2018 blockbuster ‘Badhai Ho’.