Amitabh Bachchan begins shooting for Nagraj Manjule's Hindi directorial debut Jhund in Nagpur
The cine icon on Monday evening took to Twitter and shared a few photograph of himself and captioned: "'Nagpur' for Jhund -- the new project by Nagraj , his first in Hindi, the maker of Sairat the Marathi block buster .. a centre of attraction and 'Nagpur', geographically apparently the centre of geographic India. May the two centres thrive!"
T 3014 - NAGPUR .. for 'Jhund' .. the new project by Nagraj , his first in Hindi, the maker of 'Sairat' the Marathi block buster .. a centre of attraction .. and NAGPUR, geographically apparently the centre of geographic India .. may the 2 centres thrive ! pic.twitter.com/e6GGMH3iSP
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 3, 2018
Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Jhund is reportedly based on the life of Vijay Barse, who is the founder of NGO Slum Soccer. With his efforts, Barse has managed to rehabilitate street kids by keeping them off drugs and crime by turning them into soccer players and eventually building a whole team. Bachchan plays role of a professor who channelises the street children to build a soccer team.
Manjule had previously spoken about having Bachchan on board for his film.
"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 had said.
Jhund is produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, Savita Raj Hiremath, Manjule under the banner of T-Series Films, Taandav Films Entertainment Ltd, and Aatpat.
Bachchan will also be seen in Sujoy Ghosh's Badla along with actress Taapsee Pannu.
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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2018 11:43:36 IST