The release date of Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Jhund‘ is finalized. ‘Sairat’ director Nagraj Manjule is making his Bollywood directorial debut with this movie. ‘Jhund’ is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Savita Raj Hiremath, and Nagraj Manjule.
The Amitabh Bachchan starrer is slated to release on September 20, 2019. The shooting of the film started in December last year.
Release date finalised… #Jhund, starring Amitabh Bachchan and directed by #Sairat director Nagraj Manjule, to release on 20 Sept 2019… Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Savita Raj Hiremath and Nagraj Manjule. pic.twitter.com/iPMaIyT8Z9
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The movie is a biopic, based on the life of Vijay Barse, who is the founder of Slum Soccer. He was a professor who collected a few street children and builds a soccer team and kept them off drugs and crime by turning them into soccer players. Big B will be seen playing the role of Vijay.
“No other actor fits the role, only Mr. Bachchan can do justice to this particular character. All the others in the film are newcomers since I am known to work with fresh talent. The combination of Mr. Bachchan and this young team will be something to look forward to,” the director told the Mirror.
The lead pair of ‘Sairat’ Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar will share the screen again in Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Jhund’ but not as a couple this time.
The film is being shot in (and around) Nagpur, Maharashtra. The source revealed, “It has been a reunion of sorts on the sets since Nagraj has worked with these young actors before. Akash and Rinku recently shot for a scene where they were pitted against each other as captains of their respective slum soccer teams. In fact, they have been shooting in Nagpur for more than a week now, under a tight security arrangement. Both of them are quite thrilled about the fact that they will be sharing screen space with the megastar.”
Amitabh will also be seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s ‘Badla’, starring Tapsee Pannu. He was last seen in ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ which in spite of being the most expensive Hindi film and having big star cast, miserably flopped.