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No Bollywood debut for south actress Keerthy Suresh; opts out of Ajay Devgn’s Maidan

National Award-winning South actress Keerthy Suresh had been signed against Ajay Devgn for Amit Sharma’s ‘Maidaan’ last year. Now, the actress has opted out of the film stating reasons like she’s too young for the role.

As per reports, Tamil and Telugu films star Keerthy Suresh has opted out of her Bollywood debut film. Keerthy, who was due to play the leading lady opposite ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ star Ajay Devgn in ‘Maidaan’ has called it quits. With ‘Maidaan’ off the cards, the South star may or may not make her Hindi film debut in 2020.

According to sources, Keerthy Suresh and producer Boney Kapoor mutually decided to keep Keerthy out of the film as she was ‘too young’ to play the character. The 27-year-old Keerthy was due to play the role of the wife of the former football coach and manager of the Indian national team Syed Abdul Rahim. He was the one who trained the Indian team that reached the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Understandably, Keerthy, who’s a mere 27-year-old played an older character in her last film ‘Mahanati’, which showed the journey of former South superstar Savitri from her first film to her death at the age of 45. Boney advised Keerthy to opt for younger roles as choosing a film like ‘Maidaan’ for her debut would typecast her as an actress fit for older roles. Boney and Keerthy together decided to keep Keerthy off the Ajay Devgn’s film. While the actress had openly shared her excitement about Amit Sharma’s project, it seems her stars didn’t align with the film’s that will still see the light of day just with another actress.

On the work front, Keerthy will be seen with Mohanlal in Priyadarshan’s Malayalam epic historical drama Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham. Set in the 16th century, the film is said to be made out of a whopping budget of Rs 100 crore.

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