Ajay Devgn boasts of an enviable line-up of films. We mean, he usually does, but this time, more so. First up, there's Bhuj: The Pride of India, for which we exclusively broke the release date on Disney+ Hotstar. Next up is Maidaan, for which we again shared some exclusive dope on the rest of the cast and how the budget may or may not be affected by Cyclone Tauktae. And then, there's his ambitious, little thriller, Mayday, the superstar's third directorial after U Me Aur Hum and Shivaay.
Well, if we brought you such exciting news for the two-time National-Award winning actor twice over, then the third time's got to be the most charming one of the lot, right? It most certainly is as we've had an exclusive chat with one of the most reliable industry insiders, film exhibitor and distributor Akshaye Rathi, and he's shared some juicy inside scoop on Ajay Devgn's Mayday with us.
Divulging deets on how much of Mayday has been shot and when we could expect it to release, Akshaye Rathi said, “If you remember, in-between, Ajay Devgn had gone to Hyderabad to shoot at Ramoji (film studio). So he completed Bhuj and after that he shot Mayday (probably some portions). Mayday will be releasing next year. It was always planned as a summer 2022 release.”
Opening up about the movie having a theatrical or OTT release, he added, “Yeah... yeah... yeah... Theatres... theatres... only theatres... no OTT at all. It's summer next year, tab tak agar cinemas nahi khul payaenge, toh kabhi nahi khulenge (if cinema halls don't open till then, they'll never open), and we'll go bankrupt (he owns a chain of theatres himself).”
Mayday also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh and Angira Dhar. It's also being produced by Ajay Devgn FFilms.
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