We have some good news for fans of Nagraj Manjule (of Sairat fame) and Amitabh Bachchan, who were waiting for updates on their upcoming collaboration Jhund.
Though it had been reported earlier that Bachchan has walked out of the film, it has now been learned that the film is back on track and will be produced by none other than Bhushan Kumar’s company T-Series. Confirming the same, Bhushan said, “I am really glad that the project will take off soon. I am happy to get an opportunity to work with Amitji again, I am looking forward to working with him. When Savita Raj Hiremath got the script to me and I saw Nagraj’s dedication to the subject made me want to produce the film. The subject is very good and I am excited for the film to go on floors.”
Producer Savitaraj Hiremath said, “I was thinking of starting my next Bollywood venture and was looking for an emotional and relevant subject, which would connect with the masses and channelize today’s youth into positive energy. Since the last three years, I have been looking for such subjects and one of them is a biopic of Vijay Barse who promoted Slum Soccer in India and showcased Indian talent to the world. Jhund is the slum soccer film, which shows that there is a hero in all of us… And it’s only a matter of opportunity life gives you. I am very thankful to Amitabh Bachchan for graciously agreeing to be a part of the film.”