Maidaan's 16-acre set will get dismantled amid lockdown; Boney Kapoor says it has resulted in 'huge loss'

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Boney Kapoor on incurring loss as a result of lockdown& 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, movie and TV shoots have been stopped and after a short shutdown, they are lastly anticipated to renew operation quickly. Producer Boney Kapoor can be gearing as much as return to his work and resume taking pictures for his upcoming movies. Kapoor’s three upcoming movies have been severely affected by the pandemic.

In a latest interview, the producer shared that his firm had constructed an unlimited set for the upcoming movie Maidaan, which was later dismantled as a result of lockdown. He additionally needed to ship his worldwide crew and expertise again residence for a similar cause. 

Speaking of the identical, the producer informed Deadline, “We built a massive outdoor set covering a 16-acre plot around Mumbai, with all the production infrastructure. Just as the shoot was getting underway, the pandemic hit the world. We had to ensure the safety of our entire crew so had to stop all prep and send everyone home. The set has now been dismantled as the rains are due to arrive in Mumbai. The rebuild will take at least two months, which earliest will start in September, so shooting can commence only in November. This has resulted in a massive loss for us.”

He additional shared particulars about Valimai and Vakeel Sahab. Boney shared that Vakeel Saab stars Pawan Kalyan, who’s again on the display screen after greater than two years. For Valimai, he shared that it’s 50% full.


Speaking of the impression of lockdown on the trade, Kapoor stated that the impression is undoubtedly going to be extreme. As there’s a full halt to all actions throughout manufacturing, exhibition and distribution and in the meantime, cinemas are closed as nicely. That signifies that the trade will report nil incomes and losses for this era. 

Maidaan stars Ajay Devgn and Priyamani and it’s directed by Amit Ravindrenath Sharma.

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