Acclaimed winsome Southside regional lead actress Keerthy Suresh who has just won the National Award ( 2019) for her outstanding performance in the bilingual South regional movie ‘Mahanati’ will share screen space with Ajay Devgn who is also a twice National Award winner in the past, in an upcoming film titled ‘Maidaan’.

Maidaan is a period bio-pic on noted ‘football coach’ Syed Abdul Rahim directed by director Amit Sharma.

Whose film ‘Badhaai Ho’ is also this year’s  National Award winner. It may be recalled here that Shah Rukh Khan had played a an adamant stern ‘hockey-coach’  in this landmark Hindi movie ‘Chak De ! India’ ( 2007).Not surprisingly, both co-producer Boney Kapoor and his director Amit are “super-delighted” that their heroine Keerthy has won such a glorious honour.

Incidentally, star-actress Janhvi Kapoor ( Boney’s daughter)  is a huge fan of Keerthy and shares a warm buddy-bonding with the charming Southside actress.   It’s a surreal coincidence that ‘Mahanati’ literally means great actress, and Keerthy has lived up to that title. The Telugu bilingual movie ‘Mahanati’ is a masterpiece biopic on legendary Southside actress Savitri's life, where Keerthy played the title role of the actress while  Dulquer Salman essayed the character of yet another Southside icon Gemini Ganesan.

Interestingly, Keerthy ( who is “thrilled” to make her Bollywood debut) happens to be the super-talented daughter of eminent Southside producer Suresh Kumar and South regional actress Menaka.