Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar will reunite on the silver screen after giving a massive hit ‘Sairat’ in 2016. Rinku and Akash will share the screen again in Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Jhund’.
‘Jhund’ is the Hindi directorial debut for Nagraj Manjule. However, this time the Sairat fame actors are not paired opposite each other romantically. ‘Jhund’ is based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of the soccer slum. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan as the lead who motivates the street children and initiates the football team. ‘Jhund’ is being co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Savita Raj Hiremath and Manjule.
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,”
On Wednesday, Amitabh shared a few pictures from the film’s location shoot. Amitabh wrote in Hindi on Twitter: “Bade dinnon ke baad gaon ki khatiya aur bailgaadi ki sawaari ka saubhagya praapt hua (After a long time, I have the honour of lying on a village cot and riding on a bullock cart.)”