The cyclone called Tauktae that caused havoc on the Western states of India, has destroyed 70-80 sets of Boney Kapoor's film Maidaan. The film which stars Ajay Devgn, was being shot when the lockdown was announced and the makers had to halt the shooting. Earlier during the lockdown, the whole set had to be remade, and now due to the destruction caused by the cyclone, the set will be rebuilt for the third time.
"Now, I will have to construct the set for the third time as due to the cyclone 70-80% of the set has been destroyed,” said Boney Kapoor to a popular website, adding, “What I am going through is horrible. I don’t want to be reminded of it. If I think about the pressure or feelings or loss, I will start crying. If I think about the budget overshooting and expenses piling up, I might go into depression. Mera dil hi nahin kar raha ke set dekhu abhi. All I know and I am doing is staying positive and thinking positive. Fortunately, thank God, there was no casualty and no one was injured. Luckily all 40-50 people who were on the set, were fine. It would have been worse had anything happened to anyone.”
Maidaan stars Ajay Devgn and Priyamani in the lead roles and has been directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma. Speaking to the website, Boney further added, "Last year when we dismantled, materials could be reused but after destruction in a cyclone, hardly anything is salvageable. I had eight make up rooms, 26 bathrooms, different sets- but most of it is gone. We had an eight-camera setup and specialised equipment to capture players while playing."