Boney has already spent about Rs 22 crore in the construction of the sets and will now have to shell out Rs 7 crore more to rebuild it. “The entire set is gone except the pitch. Though the pitch, too, has suffered some damage, the curator has assured us that he will manage to salvage it. But we have already incurred an expense of Rs 30cr and work is still pending,” sighs Boney.
Following the devastation, the filmmaker has already instructed his art department to rebuild the set and plans to start the shooting once the government allows shoots to commence. But when told that there have been reports about a hybrid release of his film ‘Maidaan’ Boney rubbished it, adding, “My films are for theatres and we have already started the post-production of the film and are aiming to release it in cinema halls”.
‘Maidaan’ is a biographical sports film and has Ajay Devgn playing the role of football coach Syed Abdul Rahim.